Giovanni Francesco Celoniato, Turin, 1734

Violin: 44748

Labeled, "Joannes Fransiscus Celionatus fecit Taurini Anno 1734."

Back: Two-piece of small curl descending slightly from the joint

Top: of medium broad curl

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Dark golden brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm


in 1978 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: A. Eisenstein & Son, New York, NY (1977)
  • Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1964) Affirms that a certificate (Nr. 7276) for the violin was issued on January 24, 1927, by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., identifying it as the work of Celionatus.

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  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 1, 1978, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)


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