Giovanni Rota, Cremona, 1806

Violin: 49665

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece of strong, narrow flames

Top: of medium grain, broadening toward the treble flank but becoming very narrow towards the bass flank

Scroll: of medium curl

Ribs: of broader curl

Varnish: Orange-brown on a lighter ground

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 12 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 2007 John & Arthur Beare
from 2007 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation
in c. 2010 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2007) #CB/5511.

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.)


  • Correspondence with Dai-Ting Chung, consultant for the Chi-Mei Foundation, December, 2007 (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • The Legend of Italian Violins: Brescian and Cremonese Violin Makers 1550-1950, Dai Ting Chung, Wen-Lo Shi (illustrated)


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