06-02-2019 06-02-2019
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3260B Boston
June 2, 2019 12:00 PMCalender

Italian Violin and Bow, Eugenio Praga, Genoa, 1892

Auction: Musical Instruments - 3260B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 02, 2019 12:00PM


Italian Violin and Bow, Eugenio Praga, Genoa, 1892, the violin labeled EUGENIO PRAGA/Premiato con Medaglia/D'ORO/Fece in Genova anno 1892, the bridge stamped E.PRAGA.GENOVA, length of back 356 mm, the silver-mounted bow stamped E.PRAGA GENOVA, weight 49.7 grams, (with original tinsel wrap, and without hair), with case and handwritten note reading "This is a genuine Praga Violin, brought from Italy by D.B. Martinelli June 1892. I value it at $75.00. Jas. J. Moloney."

Provenance: James J. Moloney, by family descent.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

In excellent condition. Slightly open back center seam at lower bout, approximately 3 cm. Minor surface scratches and abrasions.

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James J. Moloney, Eugenio Praga, Italy