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Italian Violin, Gaetano Pollastri, Bologna, 1945

Auction:
2520B
Lot:
50
Sold for:
$38,513$32,500

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Auction:
Musical Instruments - 2520B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2010 12:00PM

Description:

Italian Violin, Gaetano Pollastri, Bologna, 1945, bearing the maker's original label and brand to the lower rib, length of back 357 mm.
Estimate $30,000-34,000

Excellent. No visible cracks. Abrasions and wear to varnish, minor scratches. Varnish is a very thin, golden orange color. Original Pollastri bridge. No signs of top removal or re-graduation. All thicknesses normal and regular:

Back 3.75 center, 2.7 upper bouts, 2.5 lower
Top: 3.5 at soundpost, 2.7 at upper bouts, 2.8 at lower.
Weight is 480 grams withnormal chinrest.

Keywords

Original Pollastri bridge, Bowed instruments, Chinrest, Gaetano, Gaetano Pollastri, Luthiers, String instruments, Violins

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