Tommaso Balestrieri, Mantua, 1761

Violin: 46145

Labeled, "Thomas Balestrieri Cremonensis Fecit Mantuae. Anno 1761."

Back: Two-piece of almost horizontal narrow curl, with wings in the upper bouts

Top: of fine grain

Scroll: of faint narrow curl

Ribs: of very narrow curl

Varnish: Golden orange

Length of back: 36.0 cm


until 1906 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1906 Sold by Paterson & Sons
from 1906 C. R. Murray
in 1985 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1988)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1906)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1906)
  • Receipt: Paterson & Sons, Edinburgh (1906)

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  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8, 1998, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, Part II, November 14, 1985, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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