Instrument

 

ndicates that because the date is unknown the entire span of the luthier's working years is givenIndicates that because the date is unknown the entire span of the luthier's working years is given

Label: "Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada larga al fegno dell' Aquila Milano 174*"
Back: Two-piece of faint narrow curl descending from the joint
Ribs: of slightly more pronounced medium curl
Scroll: plain
Front: of fine grain on the treble side, opening out to medium grain on bass side
Varnish: Light orange-brown
Body Length: 35.7 cm.

Photos

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Iconography Index

Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8, 1979, London, Sotheby's, London, 1979: Color photos (front & back).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
J. & A. Beare      1919   
...         
Joseph Joachim          
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Bongartz's, Köln  May-02-1988    DM 80,000 - DM 110,000  For members only 
Sotheby's, London  Nov-08-1979    £8,000 - £10,000  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: J. & A. Beare, London, March 4, 1919

Receipt: J. & A. Beare, London, February 4, 1919