Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, c. 1600

Violin: 44689

Labeled, "Gio. Paolo Maggini in Brescia."

Back: Two-piece of faint medium curl ascending from the joint

Top: Medium grain

Scroll: Later, of narrow curl, possibly by Lorenzo Storioni.

Ribs: Wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 36.5 cm

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


Ole Bull
August Riechers
Wilhelm Sachse
in 1909 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
from 1909 Carlo Andreoli
H. M. Matheson
Antonio Brosa
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Paul Voigt, London (1977)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1977) Notes that the head is likely the work of Storioni
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London Certificate is listed in the Puttick & Simpson 1909 auction catalog, but not the later Sotheby's catalog.

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  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 30, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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