Tommaso Balestrieri, Mantua, 1771

Violin: 44933

Labeled, "Thomas Balestrieri Cremonesis / Fecit Mantuae Anno 1771."

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

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of faint narrow curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm


until 1955 William Moennig & Son
from 1955 David Cerone
Berl Senofsky
Sold by Ruggiero Ricci
in 1985 Sold by Sotheby Parke Bernet
... ...
in 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2001)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1955) With photos attached.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1954) With photos attached.
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1915)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 19, 1985, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)


You already have a Tarisio account. Please login to continue.

Forgot Password



Please register or ​to continue.



Please register or ​to continue.

We have sent you an email.
Please follow the link to confirm your registration.


Create Your Password

Click the button below and we'll email you a link to generate your Tarisio password.