Paolo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1737


Cello: 44565

Labeled, "Paolo Antonio Testore figlio di Carlo Giuseppe Testore in Contrada Larga di Milano al segno del'aquila 1737."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl

Top: of medium grain

Ribs: of narrow curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 74.6 cm

Upper bouts: 35 cm

Middle bouts: 24.5 cm

Lower bouts: 44.1 cm

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Notes:

"This instrument has been modified in form."

Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1973, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1973, London, London

Provenance

in 1901 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in c. 1910 Mary Bridson
... ...
in 1916 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1916 F N H Wills
until 1973 Rendcomb College
in 1973 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1973 Andov
from c. 1975 William Moennig & Son
c. 1975 - c. 2020 Anonymous
from c. 2020 Current owner

References

  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1973, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)

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