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Sale: 27th October 2014

Lot 247: A Fine Italian Violin by Giuseppe Rocca, Turin circa 1846, after Del Gesu

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Estimates

£70,000 - £100,000


Sale Archive

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 only

Description

Property of a Lady. This violin is liberally covered in original varnish and unusually retains the original neck and fingerboard. It must be assumed that at some point the original 1832 Pressenda label has been inserted at a later date. This violin is strikingly similar to the example dated 1846, illustrated on page 442 of Sotheby's Four Centuries of Violin Making.

Label

Bearing an original label: Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q.Raphael fecit Taurini anno domini 1832

Maker

by Giuseppe Rocca

Dimensions

Length of back: 353mm

Condition

Minor repairs to table and ribs, sound post crack in table, minor worm damage to ribs. Repairs to scroll. (See diagram) *

Sale Information

Sale Date

3:00pm, Monday 27th October 2014

Sale Location

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