£20,000 - £30,000
* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price
The later scroll.
Labelled: Joseph Rocca fecit Premiato di Medagli alle espositzione di Torino, Genova Londra e Parigi, Taurini anno domini 1843. HIS. Branded on the lower block: G.R within a circle. Branded again on the lower bass corner block
Attributed to and Possibly by Joseph Rocca
Length of back: 14ins, 357mm.
Violin generally well repaired (see diagram) *
A full dendrochronology report is available to purchase from Peter Ratcliff, stating that the bass side dates from 1805 and the treble from 1786. The violin matches with many Italian and some French instruments.