Carlo Annibale Tononi, Venice, 1720

Cello: 45730

Labeled, "Carlo Tononi Bolognese Fece in Venezia l'A: 17**."

Back: Two-piece of irregular broad curl descending from the joint

Top: of medium grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks, and decorated with a painted floral design in the lower extreme

Scroll: later, plain

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 74.7 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


from 1970 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1989) #2933.
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris

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  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22-23, 1989, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 46 (illustrated)


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