Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1827

Violin: 50201

Labeled, "Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q. Raphael, fecit Taurini anno Domini 1827."

Back: is in one-piece of handsomely figured maple with strong flames of medium width sloping upwards from left to right.

Top: The table in two pieces of spruce of medium grain.

Scroll: similar but less marked.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a red-orange colour on a lighter ground.

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1981 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1981 Anonymous
until 1984 Jacques Français
from 1984 Inai L. Shin
in 2002 Anonymous
until 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2013 Anonymous
in 2015 Sold by Tarisio
from 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Charles Beare, London (2002)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1984) #2521.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1981)

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  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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