Angelo Soliani, Modena, 1791

Violin: 43943

Labeled, "Angelus Soliani Fecit Mutinæ 1791."

Branded to the inside back with the image of a sun.

Illustrated in "Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart" by Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff, p. 512, in "Italian Violin Makers" by Karel Jalovec, p. 330 and in "Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst" by Fridolin Hamma, p. 253.

Back: in two pieces of slab-cut maple.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with broad-width grain broadening toward the edges.

Ribs: and head of similar wood.

Varnish: of a golden orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sold by Hamma & Co.
until 2022 Anonymous
in 2022 Sold by Tarisio
from 2022 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, Berlin (2022)
  • Certificate: Roland Baumgartner, Basel (2021)
  • Certificate: Pierre Vidoudez (photocopy), Geneva (1975)

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  • Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart, Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)


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