Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, 1706

Violin: 43337

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"This violin, which has the guarantee of Messrs. W. E. Hill & Son, has been described by the famous firm of violin dealers, from whom it was acquired by its present owner, as one of the finest Testori that has been through their hands. This violin contains its original label, an unusual feature, as this maker's tickets have in many cases been removed, and in a number of instances the ticket of his master, Grancino, substituted."

A Violin by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, The Strad, 1942, London


until 1941 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1942 John M. Vernon
until 1964 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1964 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1964)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1941)

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  • The Strad, 1942, London, Jun 1942 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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