Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1742

Violin: 44769

Labeled, "Carlo Antonio Testore maggiore del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada larga al segno dell'Aquila. Milano 1742."

Back: Two-piece of almost horizontal faint narrow curl; branded inside

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of more pronounced narrow curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Light golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm


in 1983 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1944)

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  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 21, 1983, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 6, 1986, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • Feine Streichinstrumente und Bögen, Geigenauktionen Bongartz, Aachen (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 7, 1983, Part I, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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