Gioffredo Cappa, Saluzzo, 1680

Violin: 44770

Bearing its original label, "Iofredvs Cappa Fecit Salvtvs Anno 1680."

Back: One-piece of medium to narrow curl descending from left to right

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: cut on the slab of irregular narrow curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm


until 1916 W. E. Beck
from 1916 Arthur Dykes & Son
until 1952 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1952 Miss Davies
in 1983 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1953)

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  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 7, 1983, Part I, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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