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Violin

Maker:
Carlo Antonio Testore
Date:
1737
Geography:
Milan, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
Height (Total): 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles William Jones, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.237.1
Not on view
Marking: 1. (on printed label) "Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore/del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada/larga al segno dell; Aquila. 1737"
2. (stamped on bridge) "W. E. Hill & Sons"
3. (stamped on stock label inside body) "8878"
4. (stamped on end of fingerboard) "M794"
Charles William Jones
"Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (2011), pg. 43, ill.

"Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1997-1998." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1998), pg. 34, ill.



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