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.
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.
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