Bartolomeo Cristofori, Florence, 1716

Cello: 46216

Labeled, "Bartolomeo Cristofori in Firenze 1716."

Read Jason Price's Carteggio about this cello.

Back: Two-piece cut on the quarter

Top: of uneven-grained pine, with sap streaks and hazel straking

Length of back: 78.2 cm

Upper bouts: 36.5 cm

Middle bouts: 24.4 cm

Lower bouts: 45.7 cm

There are 15 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1909 Anonymous
from 1909 W. E. Hill & Sons
1916-c. 1925 Col John Hopton
... ...
in 1937 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1937-1963 David Ffrangcon Thomas
... ...
in 1987 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
from 1987 Anonymous
until 2023 Anonymous
in 2023 Sold by Tarisio
from 2023 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2023)
  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2023) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1683 and 1705, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1987)
  • Letter: John & Arthur Beare, London (1987)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1937)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1937)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • The Strad, January, 1985, John Dilworth, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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