Matteo Goffriller, Venice, date unknown

Violin: 45044

Labeled, "Matteo Gofriller Venetijis anno 1735."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab of irregular medium to broad curl

Top: of medium to fine grain in the center, opening out to medium grain on the flanks

Scroll: of faint medium curl

Ribs: cut on the quarter, of medium to narrow curl

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm


in 1982 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern (1953)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1948)

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  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments, Part II Auction Catalog, November 4, 1982, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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