Francesco Emiliani, Rome, 1725

Violin: 44891

Bearing its original label printed: "Francescus de Emilianus fecit / Romae Anno Dni 1725."

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

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of medium curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Correspondence with owner


until 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1943 Miss Elisabeth Baker
until 1969 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1969 Bernard Lewis
in 1984 Sold by Sotheby's
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's
until 1994 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
from 1994 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1993) X-430.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1969)

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  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Strad, November, 1969, London (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Roma & I Suoi Liutari (Rome & The Luthiers), Claude Lebet, English translation by Sophie Henderson, Rome (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1984, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 9, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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