Santo Serafin, Venice, 1732, the 'Reiffenberg, Hoelscher'

Cello: 44081

Back: Two-piece with medium flames sloping downwards from the center joint

Top: of spruce with medium grain at the center, broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden orange

Length of back: 73.0 cm

Upper bouts: 35.1 cm

Middle bouts: 23.6 cm

Lower bouts: 42.9 cm

There are 7 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Hugo Henri Reifenberg
- Ludwig Hoelscher
- Robert Sayre
in 2017 Current owner

Known players

Joanna de Keyser

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY "This outstanding example of the master's work with its original uncut dimensions is in a fine state of preservation."

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, May-June, 1958, Max Möller, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • The Cello, Elizabeth Cowling, B. T. Batsford Ltd., London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin and Lute Makers of Venice, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)


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