Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1830

Cello: 47530

Bearing its original label, "Joannes Francescus Pressenda y Raphael fecit Taurini Anno Domini 1830."

Back: One-piece with an irregular medium curl

Top: of medium grain in the center, broadening towards the flanks

Varnish: Light orange-brown

Length of back: 74.2 cm

Upper bouts: 35.15 cm

Middle bouts: 24.2 cm

Lower bouts: 44.2 cm


until 1937 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1937 Mrs. Gibb
until 1946 W. E. Hill & Sons
1946-1971 Mrs Dawn Mole
in 1971 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1971 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946)

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  • Liuteria Italiana: Volume IV, 1800-1950: 150 Years of Violinmaking in Piedmont, Eric Blot, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 3, 1971, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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