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Sale: 23rd March 2014

Lot 232: A Very Fine Italian Violin, Attributed to and Possibly by Joseph Rocca, Turin 1843


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£20,000 - £30,000

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This is an archive lot from a previous sale. Please contact us if you are looking to purchase or sell a similar instrument. Brompton's will be happy to guide you through the process and discuss the best options available to you.

VAT & Import Tax

* - 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.

Sale Information

Sale Date

3:00pm, Sunday 23rd March 2014

Sale Location

The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BS