Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1835

Violin: 46429

Labeled, "Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q. Raphael fecit Taurini anno Domini 1835."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending from the joint

Top: of strong narrow grain, widening slightly towards the flanks

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of slightly narrower figure

Varnish: Light orange on a golden yellow ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


in 1990 Sold by Phillip's
1990-1991 Jacques Français
from 1991 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1991) #3147.

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  • Phillip's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 21, 1990, London, Phillip's, Phillip'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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