Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1828

Viola: 46386

Labeled, "Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q. Raphael, fecit Taurini anno Domini 1828."

Back: in one piece of quarter cut maple with narrow to medium-width flame ascending from the treble bout.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow-width grain broadening toward the edges.

Ribs: and head of similar wood to the back.

Varnish: of a golden orange-brown color.

Length of back: 39.0 cm

Upper bouts: 18.1 cm

Middle bouts: 12.2 cm

Lower bouts: 22.6 cm


in 2020 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1997)

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  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 4, 1996, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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