Giovanni Tononi, Bologna, 1700

Violin: 45437

Bearing a facsimile label by Hills: "Joannes de Tononis Fecit Bononiæ in Via S. Mamuli Anno 1702."

Back: Two-piece of fairly narrow horizontal curl

Top: of medium even grain

Scroll: of slightly broader curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm


until 1955 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1955 J. H. Dunstone
in 1971 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
... ...
in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1955)

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  • Puttick & Simpson Catalogue of Musical Instruments, June 3, 1971, London, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Good Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 19, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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