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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…

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ViolinJ.B. Guadagnini, Milan c. 1753
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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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…

ViolinNicolo Gagliano, Naples 1780

A very fine Italian violin by Nicolo Gagliano, Naples 1780, bearing the  original label “Nicolaus Gagliano fecit Neap. 1780”. To be sold with the certificate of W.E. Hill & Sons, …

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…

ViolinCarlo Tononi, Venice 1735 “ex Butterworth”

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…

ViolinJ.B. Vuillaume, Paris c. 1847

This is a magnificent example of this great maker’s work, dating from his golden period and likely made by his own hand. It is the highly sought after Guarneri del…

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ViolinLorenzo Storioni, Cremona c. 1780

Lorenzo Storioni was the last great Cremonese maker. This instrument follows a broad, bold pattern, inspired by Guarneri del Gesu. It possesses a full, rich tone of great complexity and…

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ViolinFerdinando Gagliano, Naples 1781

A very fine Italian violin by Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples 1781, bearing  the original label “Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai fecit Neap.  1781”. Length of back 13-13/16in., 35.0 cm. The instrument is…

ViolinJ.B. Vuillaume, Paris c. 1855

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ViolinGiovanni Battista Gabrielli, Florence 1747

This fine violin was the longtime possession of Erich Koch. Koch left Germany as a teenager and studied at Cambridge University before being sent to a work camp in Canada…

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