Giuseppe Antonio Rocca, Turin, 1841

Violin: 46417

Labeled, "JOSEPH ROCCA fecit / Taurini anno Domini 1841."

Back: One-piece of medium curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: plainer

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.5 cm

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in 1989 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1969)
  • Letter: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1969) "Its outward appearance is matched by its inward appearance, for it is in a mint state of preservation, so we know it has been in loving hands for over a hundred and twenty-five years."
  • Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1954)

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  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1989, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XV, No. 1, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)


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