Bartolomeo Tassini, Veneto, 1754

Violin: 44318

Labeled, "Opus Bartholomaei Tassini Veneti 1754."

The head possibly by another hand. Illustrated on p. 666 of "Meister italiennischer Geigenbaukunst" by Walter Hamma.

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of fainter curl.

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm


until 1973 Fritz Blaskopf
in 1973 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1973 Kronnenberg
until 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio
from 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2014) Dates the latest ring of bass and treble sides as 1687 and 1683 respectively. Written report available for purchase upon request
  • Certificate: Hug & Co., Zurich (1953)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1951)

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.)


  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 8, 1973, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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