Paolo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1728
Labeled, "Paolo Antonio Testore figlio, di Carlo Giuseppe Testore in fegno dell'Aquila, 1728."
Branded to the button, and three times to the inside back.
Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with narrow width flame mostly horizontal.
Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow width grain broadening towards the edges.
Scroll: of plainer maple
Ribs: of similar wood
Varnish: of a yellow brown color.
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Upper bouts: 17.1 cm
Middle bouts: 11.7 cm
Lower bouts: 20.7 cm
- The Strad 1998 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)