Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò', Brescia, 1570, the 'Salzer'

Violin: 43829

Labeled, "D. Gaspar da Salo, in Brescia."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending from the joint; double-purfled

Top: of medium grain; double-purfled

Scroll: plain, possibly later

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-gold

Length of back: 35.7 cm


Dr. Hans Salzer
until 1926 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1926 Raymond Pitcairn
until 1980 The Glencairn Foundation
in 1980 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1926) #505. "The instrument is one of the few in existence and extremely well preserved. I never have seen a finer one. This violin was in the well known collection of old musical instruments of Dr. Salzer of Vienna for about the last fifty years."

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  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 29, 1980, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)


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