Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò', Brescia, date unknown, the 'Bailly, de Pasquale'


Viola: 44673

Back: Two-piece, cut on the slab

Top: of spruce

Varnish: Reddish brown

Length of back: 44.8 cm

Upper bouts: 20.95 cm

Middle bouts: 13.5 cm

Lower bouts: 25.3 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

"It has not been cut down, and the varnish is reddish brown."

The Early Development of the Viola by Luthiers of the Brescian and Cremonese Schools, Maurice W. Riley, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 1, Flushing, NY

Provenance

- Hippolyte C. Silvestre
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Lionel Tertis
until 1928 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1928 - 1955 Louis Bailly
in 1955 Sold by Emil Herrmann
1955 - 1971 Joseph de Pasquale
- Sold by William Moennig & Son
in 1980 Current owner

Known players

Joseph de Pasquale, Louis Bailly, Scott Nickrenz

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (2013)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (2013)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (2013)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1970)

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References

  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. III, No. 3, Maurice W. Riley, The Violin Society of America, Lancaster, PA (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 1, Maurice W. Riley, The Violin Society of America, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • 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)
  • World of Strings, Spring, 1970, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia (illustrated)

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