Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milano c.1710

 

Carlo Giussepe Testore 1660 – 1738

One of the fathers of the Milanese School. The Testore family of makers were instinctive and artistic but not necessarily the most exacting of craftsman. However, Carlo Giussepe was the most talented of the family and this violin is a typical example after Grancino, with a flat arch, elongated C bouts and splayed soundholes. The lustrious varnish is stunning, original in all parts, so very rare today in a 320 year old violin.

There are remnants of the eagle brand on the button which he often used. A magnificent violin in excellent condition from a contemporary of Antonio Stradivari!

Back Length: 355mm
Upper Bout: 166mm
Middle Bout: 109mm
Lower Bout: 205mm
Mensure: 197mm

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There are remnants of the eagle brand on the button which he often used. A magnificent violin in excellent condition from a contemporary of Antonio Stradivari!