Paolo Castello, Genoa, 1765

Violin: 45355

Labeled, "Paulus Castello fecit Genuæ Anno 1793."

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

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of narrow cur in the center bouts and plain elsewhere

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm


in 1986 Sold by Sotheby's
in 1986 Sold by Phillip's
in 1990 Landessammlung Baden-Württemberg

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945)

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  • 10 Jahre Landessammlung Baden-Württemberg: 1980-1990, Landeskomission Streichinstrumente (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Phillip's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, January 16, 1986, London, Phillip's, Phillip's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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