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ViolinJ.B. Guadagnini, Turin c. 1776

A very fine example from his Turin period, this violin has all the tonal characteristics that have made the instruments of J.B. Guadagnini so highly prized and sought after by…

ViolinLorenzo Storioni, Cremona 1784

This is an exceptional example of this great maker’s work. It is known as the “Ex-Curtis Institute”. Certificates by W.E. Hill & Sons, London and William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia.

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ViolinAndrea Guarneri, Cremona circa 1680

A fine and typical example of the master’s large pattern, this violin is a perfect blend of visual and tonal artistry. The wood of the front is of varied open-grain…

ViolinGiovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin 1835

Labeled “Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q. Raphael fecit Taurini anno Domini 1835”. Includes a certificate by Kenneth Warren & Son, 6 November 2001, and a photo copy of a certificate by…

ViolinGiuseppe Rocca, Turin 1863

This violin is based on the “Alard” Guarneri and is varnished in the antique style. The instrument has a very rich and powerful tone and is in excellent condition. Featured…

ViolinJ.B. Vuillaume, Paris c. 1845-50

This is a magnificent example of this great maker’s work, dating from his golden period. It is the highly sought after Guarneri del Gesu model and is in very fine…

ViolinCarlo Tononi, “ex-Butterworth,” Venice 1735

This is a very fine concert instrument with slightly smaller dimensions. Even though the body length is just 352 mm, the tone is still large and powerful. The instrument is…

ViolinAlessandro Gagliano, “ex-Albert Cooper,” Naples c.1720

Featured on pages 82-87 in Volume 1 of The Cooper Collection by Albert W. Cooper. (the later scroll by another hand).

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ViolinGiuseppe Gagliano, Naples 1781
ViolinJ.B. Vuillaume, Paris c. 1855

Sophisticated and truly beautiful both visually and tonally, this example by the great French maker shows his profound understanding of the Stradivari model. The striking one-piece back with flames that…

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ViolinStefano Scarampella, Mantua 1916

This is a very fine example of the maker’s best model. It is designed as a fusion of del Gesu and Balestrieri patterns. This violin features a full bodied, rich…

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ViolinStefano Scarampella, Mantua 1900

A very fine example from this highly sought after maker, this instrument was made on a model that clearly shows his Mantuan influences. The player is immediately connected to the…

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