Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1710, the 'Funkhauser'

Viola: 47448

Bearing a facsimile label, dated 1729.

Back: One-piece, cut on the slab.

Scroll: Not original.

Length of back: 40.67 cm

Upper bouts: 19.27 cm

Middle bouts: 12.6 cm

Lower bouts: 23.6 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Boston


from 2006 Dextra Musica

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1667.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY #6705.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA

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.)


  • Ole Bull 2010: Dextra Musica Collection, John Dilworth, Bergen (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)


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