Instrument

  • ID: 16927
  • Type: cello
  • Maker: Celeste Farotti
  • Year built: 1912
  • City: Milan
  • Name:
 
Label: "FAROTTI CELESTE, DA SAN GERMANO DI CASALE, FECE IN MILANO NELL ANNO 1912", and inscribed by the maker "MEDAGLIO ORO MILANO 1906, TORINO 1911, FAROTTI CELESTE"
Back: Two-piece
Varnish: red-golden
Body Length: 75.3 cm.
Upper Bout: 34.6 cm.
Lower Bout: 44.9 cm.

Photos

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  • front & back

Iconography Index

Liuteria Italiana dell'ottocento e del novecento, Umberto Azzolina, Casa Editrice Geschina, Milan, 1964: Color photos (front, back & scroll).

Skinner's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 3, 1998, Boston, 1998: Color photos (front & back).


Notes

"A magnificent violoncello that is certainly of the maestro's finest work. Perfect and characteristic in all respects from the model to the style of workmanship and to the varnish that is of an excellent quality."
Liuteria Italiana dell'ottocento e del novecento, Umberto Azzolina, Casa Editrice Geschina, Milan, 1964.

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Skinner, Boston  May-03-1998    $40,000 - $60,000  For members only 

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type

Certificates

Certificate: Helmuth A. Keller, Philadelphia, August 14, 1973

Certificate: Loránd Rász, 's-Gravenhage