Peregrino Michelli Di Zanetto, Brescia, date unknown

Viola: 44786

Head later.

Back: Two-piece slab cut; double-purfled and decorated with an inset maple-leaf design on the top and bottom

Top: Of strong-grained spruce

Ribs: Cut on the slab

Varnish: Brownish orange

Length of back: 42.2 cm

Upper bouts: 19.6 cm

Middle bouts: 13.9 cm

Lower bouts: 24.6 cm

There are 19 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


This instrument has been reduced in size and was probably originally a lyra-viol.

The History of the Viola, Volume 2, Maurice W. Riley, The History of the Viola, Volume II


- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA

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  • Christophe Landon Rare Violins 2012 Calendar, New York (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Private Archives - 1610
  • The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)


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