Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, 1620

Violin: 44831

Bearing its original label, "Gio. Paolo Maggini in Brescia."

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl ascending from the joint

Top: of medium grain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 36.2 cm

Upper bouts: 17.2 cm

Middle bouts: 11.7 cm

Lower bouts: 21.3 cm

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One of the instruments exhibited in Brescia in June, 2007 at the "Gio Paolo Maggini Secoli di dettagli" exhibition.

Gio Paolo Maggini, Exhibition - Brescia, Italy, 2007


in 2004 Anonymous
in 2007 Current owner

Known players

Béla Papp

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2013) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1550.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2003) #CB/A314. States that the instrument is "the work of Giovanni Paolo Maggini".
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1910) States that the scroll is by Mariani.

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  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • Gio Paolo Maggini, Exhibition - Brescia, Italy, 2007
  • Gio: Paolo Maggini in Brescia (exhibition catalog), nuovesettimanebaroche, Brescia (illustrated)
  • Italian & French Violin Makers: Volume 2, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Liutai in Brescia: 1520-1724, Eric Blot, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 20, 1992, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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