Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò', Brescia, date unknown, the 'Curtis'


Violin: 44336

Labeled, "Gasparo da Salò, In Brescia."

Back: Two-piece of evenly marked figure of medium width descending from the joint

Top: of spruce of medium, regular grain

Scroll: of slightly figured maple

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Reddish brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm


Notes:

This instrument bears the number "6340" stamped on the end of the fingerboard.

Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1984, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1984, New York, New York

Provenance

until 1935 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1935 Benjamin Sharlys
- Lindsey
until 1972 Jacques Français
in 1972 Sold by Sotheby's
1972 - 1983 José Martinez-Canãs
until 1984 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (2013) With three signed photos of the instrument.
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1972) #935.
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1943)

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References

  • The Strad, September, 1973, London
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1984, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1984, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 13, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, August, 1973, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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