A rare old Italian violin by Carlo Tononi, ca. 1726, Venice.

A very fine, rare Italian violin made by Carlo Tononi in Venice ca. 1726, branded to the ribs under the end pin. This is a solo level concert sounding instrument with all complexity, exceptionally colorful voice-like timbre, tremendous projection and carrying power. The violin is in a very fine state of preservation without any patches, sound post and bass bar repairs. The length over the back is 35.5 cm.

Certificates: Rembert Wurlitzer, New York

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Country of Origin

Italy, Venice, Italy


Carlo Tononi

Price Range

$100,000 and up

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