Giuseppe Antonio Rocca, Turin, date unknown

Violin: 46415

Labeled, "Joseph Antonius Rocca / fecit Taurini / anno Domini 18."

Back: One-piece of medium curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of smaller figure

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


until 1991 Jacques Français
from 1991 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1992) #3173. "Grade: A++"
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1976) Describes the instrument as a "blood-red beauty."
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1921)

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.)


  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 13, 1990, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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