05-14-2018 05-21-2018
Skinner Website
Skinner Website Online
3109T Boston
May 14, 2018 12:00 PM - May 21, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Italian Violin, Testore Family

Auction: Musical Instruments - 3109T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 14, 2018 12:00PM


Italian Violin, Testore Family, labeled Carlo Antonio Testore in/Contrada Larga di Milano al/fegno dell' Aquila. 1736, length of back 357 mm, with case.

Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, 1927, ascribed to Carlo Antonio Testore.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Numerous repaired cracks front and back (including sound post cracks), rib cracks, A-peg cracks bushed, reduced in size, purfled later, possibly composite. See diagram.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.