Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1736

Violin: 45045

Bearing its original label, "Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada larga al Segno dell'Aquila. 1736."

Back: Two-piece cut on the slab of almost plain wood

Top: of medium to narrow grain

Scroll: cut on the quarter of almost plain wood

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.6 cm


until 1942 Arthur Hytch
... ...
in 1982 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Receipt: Arthur Hytch (1942)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1942)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments, Part II Auction Catalog, November 4, 1982, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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