José Contreras I, Granada, 1769


Cello: 47822

Labeled, "Matriti per Granadensem Josephum Contxexas Anno 1769"

Back: Two-piece

Top: of medium grain, widening towards the edges

Scroll: plain with faint flame

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Light golden-brown

Length of back: 76.0 cm

Upper bouts: 34.3 cm

Middle bouts: 24 cm

Lower bouts: 43.7 cm

Provenance

in 1969 Sold by Sotheby's
1969 - 1970 Jacques Francais
from 1970 Gerald F. Warburg
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Receipt: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1970) To Gerald Warburg.
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY #4067. "Grade: A+"

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References

  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 27, 1969, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby'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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