11-06-2011 11-07-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2569B Boston
November 6, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Violin, c. 1760, Florentine School

Auction: Musical Instruments - 2569B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 06, 2011 12:00PM


Violin, c. 1760, Florentine School, labeled OPUS BATTHOLOMEI, TASSINI VENETI, 1754, bearing a registration number 5408, length of back 353 mm. with case.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Button repair, repaired hairline face cracks, neck graft. Possibly Carcassi family. UV scan shows slight area overcoat in upper treble side of back, otherwise original varnish and original surface. Back wood shows good specchiatura. One-piece lower rib. Repaired rib fractures at lower and upper treble bouts, rib corners and upper bass. Soundpost fracture in top not cleated or inlaid. Top wood shows good maschiatura. Clear shellac overcoat to top. Label is not original or of period.Top edge replacement at upper and lower bouts, inner treble. Stop length 192 mm. Purfling is maple inside-probably later.


Florentine School