Gioffredo Cappa, Saluzzo, c. 1696

Cello: 43865

Labeled, "Iofredus Cappa Fecit Salutus Anno 1696."

Back: Two-piece maple showing small curls

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 75.2 cm

Upper bouts: 34.9 cm

Middle bouts: 23.9 cm

Lower bouts: 43.3 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sold by Silvestre & Maucotel
until 1917 Boris Hambourg
... ...
in 1946 W. G. Rasch
in 1947 Sold by William Lewis & Son
... ...
in 2004 Anonymous
from 2005 Current owner

Known players

Jean-Guihen Queyras

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2005) X-4394/5023.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2004) CB/A375.
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Violins & Violinists, January, 1946, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Private Papers
  • The Lewis Collection of Old Violins, Old Violas, Cellos & Bows (1947), William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)


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