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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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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…

ViolinFrancesco Gobetti, Venice c. 1717

Includes a certificate by John & Arthur Beare.

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…

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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, …

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).

ViolinGiuseppe Gagliano, Naples 1781

A lovely, orange-brown varnish covers the figured two piece maple back. The overall condition is very good and the violin has been well maintained over its many years.

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…

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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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