Santo Serafin, Venice, 1735

Violin: 44738

Labeled, "Sanctus Seraphin Utinensis fecit Venetijs Ann. 17..."

Back: Two-piece of horizontal medium curl

Top: of very fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of medium to narrow curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back; branded "Santo Serafin" by the tailpin

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm

There are 7 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1916 Dr. Ernst
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in 2009 Sold by Bongartz's
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in 2020 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1916)

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  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 14, 2009, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Geigen aus Venedig, Aloys Greither, Werner Dausien, Hanau (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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