Tommaso Balestrieri, Mantua, date unknown

Small Violin: 44793

Labeled, "Thomas Balestrieri Cremonensis Fecit Mantuae. Anno 1761."

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

Top: of medium grain opening out slightly towards the treble side

Scroll: by J. B. Ceruti, of plain wood

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Light red-brown

Length of back: 34.0 cm


in 1984 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954)

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  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 5, 1984, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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