Paolo Castello, Genoa, 1780

Violin: 45305

Labeled, "Paolus Castello fecit Genuæ, Anno 1780."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks; with an original wing of fine grain in the lower treble bout

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.85 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm


in 1988 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1992) X-450.

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  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 22, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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