Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1739

Violin: 47743

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece marked by faint curl

Top: of open grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of more pronounced curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


until 1939 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1939 F. G. Rost
in 1939 A. Warshasky
until 1944 Frederick E. Haenel
1944-1952 Hans Letz
... ...
from 1952 and in 2006 Juilliard School of Music

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1939)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1939)

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.)


  • A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed Instruments at the Juilliard School, Lisa Robinson, Amadeus Press, New Jersey (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 44 (illustrated)


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