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Carlo Giuseppe Testore (b c1660; d 1716) , Milan (from circa 1683)
Carlo Giuseppe Testore was a pupil of Giovanni Grancino and is considered the best maker of the Testore family. His instruments show strong similarities to those of his teacher. Testore's scrolls are instantly recognizable. Their diagonal bulge is a distinctive characteristic of the work of all the members of the Testore family and is in stark contrast to the perfect symmetry of Grancino's scrolls. As is the case with Grancino, Carlo Giuseppe Testore's cellos are very highly prized.  (excerpted from Four Centuries of Violin Making by Tim Ingles.)
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3580 violin 1690c      
5729 cello 1690c  
6103 violin 1690c  
7298 cello 1690c  
14775 violin 1690c      
22112 violin 1690c    
5284 violin before 1700    
189 violin 1689-1717    
1099 violin 1689-1717    
1376 cello 1689-1717      
2253 violin 1689-1717  
3336 violin 1689-1717    
3412 violin 1689-1717    
4265 double bass 1689-1717 Bottesini      
4607 violin 1689-1717      
5162 double bass 1689-1717      
5163 double bass 1689-1717      
5483 cello 1689-1717    
5569 cello 1689-1717      
5815 cello 1689-1717        
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