Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1827

Violin: 85439

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

Back: in one piece of quarter cut maple with medium-broad flame descending slightly from the bass side.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium-fine grain.

Scroll: of similar maple to the back.

Ribs: of slightly plainer maple.

Varnish: of an orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7

Middle bouts: 11.0

Lower bouts: 20.5

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until 1911 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1911 N. Whitley
until 1949 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1949 Granville Casey
until 1950 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1950 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1950 Miss M. Wadia
in 2007 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2018 Michael Ferril
until 2019 Anonymous
in 2019 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2019 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Tarisio, New York, NY (2019)
  • Certificate: Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, MA (2008)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1950)
  • Bill of sale: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1950)

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  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 2, 2007, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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