Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1700

Cello: 43623

Labeled, "Anno 1719, Carlo Bergonzi fece in Cremona."

Back: Two-piece of faint almost horizontal medium to narrow curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of very faint medium curl

Ribs: of almost plain wood with some bird's-eye markings

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 75.1 cm


in 1980 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1960)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 22, 1980, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Stefano Pio, The Violin Society of America, Poughkeepsie, NY (illustrated)


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