Instrument Type: Violin
Bow Type: —
Price: Upon Request
Maker: Carlo & Michel Angelo Bergonzi
Description: This is a remarkable violin which has only recently been uncovered to be the work of Carlo and his son Michel Angelo Bergonzi, circa 1735- 1740. A gorgeous, one-piece back, cut on the slab with faint flames running horizontally across the back. The scroll is an earlier date made by Alessandro Gagliano of Naples. John Topham’s dendrochronology of the wood says that the source of the wood has served at least ten of Stradivari’s instruments, including “Le Messie”, and the only non-Stradivari with similar wood that he had examined was attributed to Michel Angelo Bergonzi. This violin is certified by the Charles Beare. Letters included and Topham dendrochronology dating the wood from 1712. Back length: 35.4 cm. The sound is rich, powerful and complex. The condition is also excellent, making this an exciting investment opportunity. Viewing by appointment only.