Gaetano Chiocchi, Padua, 1870, the 'Trombini'

Violin: 55431

Bearing its original label, "GAETANO CHIOCCHI No 32 / fece in Padova 1870" signed "G. Chiocchi."

Back: Two-piece. Wide curly maple. Inlaid dedication to the lower back: "No 32. / G. CHIOCCHI A C. TROMBINI / PADOVA 1870."

Top: Two pieces of very wide spruce, the grain of which gradually narrows towards the flanks

Scroll: Narrow curly maple. Branded "CG" in the pegbox

Ribs: Narrow curly maple

Varnish: Orange reddish-brown on a golden background

Length of back: 36.5 cm

Upper bouts: 17.2 cm

Middle bouts: 11.8 cm

Lower bouts: 21.7 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


from 1870 Cesare Trombini
until 1991 Renzo Marchionni
from 1991 Isabelle de Brossin de Méré

Known players

Cesare Trombini, Renzo Marchionni

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Carlo Vettori, Florence (1991)

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  • Liuteri Sonadori Venezia 1750–1870, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)


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