Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò', Brescia, c. 1590, the 'Harshman, Sandeman'

Viola: 44671

Labeled, illegibly and bearing an inventory number "8552."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 44.2 cm

Upper bouts: 21.8 cm

Middle bouts: 16.6 cm

Lower bouts: 27.9 cm

There are 8 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sold by Charles Adolph Maucotel
- H.M. Bower
from c. 1870 John Sharpe
in 1885 Herbert Symes
until 1936 Ernest A. Sandeman
in 1937 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1939 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1939 Jascha Veissi
until 1964 William Moennig & Son
from 1964 Allan Harshman
until 1987 Jacques Français
from 1987 Deutsche Bank
c. 2005 - c. 2015 Anonymous
from c. 2018 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2009)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1987) #2707. "Grade: A++"
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1939)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1934)
  • Letter: Arthur F. Hill, London (1934)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA Dates the instrument to circa 1560.

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.)


  • Gasparo Bertolotti da Salo, Robert E. Andrews, Berkeley, Berkeley
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Private Papers
  • The History of the Viola, Volume I, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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