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Carlo Antonio Testore 1741

Quality old antique 18th century Italian violin Carlo Antonio Testore 1741
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£25,000.00

A very old and quite magnificent Italian violin labelled ‘Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada larga al fegno dell’ Aquila, Milano 1741’ (referring to him being the eldest son of Carlo Giuseppe and ‘al fegno dell’ Aquila’ the sign of the Eagle, the address of their shop and their ‘trademark’).

LOB 362mm

A very special violin and simply put is one of the best violins I have seen in the last few years. Such violins are rare finds…

 

This violin is currently in Hong Kong where it is loaned to an extremely promising young violinist for solo performance and competition use.

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Carlo Antonio Testore, 1741

A very old and quite magnificent Italian violin labelled ‘Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada larga al fegno dell’ Aquila, Milano 1741’ (referring to him being the eldest son of Carlo Giuseppe and ‘al fegno dell’ Aquila’ the sign of the Eagle, the address of their shop and their ‘trademark’).

LOB 362mm

A very special violin and simply put is one of the best violins I have seen in the last few years. Such violins are rare finds around the antique violin dealers of Europe and the US. Even in the top violin shops of London and New York there are few to be found of this quality and they command very substantial prices.

This is a master-made violin with supreme workmanship. It is a very beautiful looking violin with the most exquisite curly maple for the single piece back and the ribs are made from the same piece. A wonderful even grained wood is used for the top and it is finished in a gorgeous varnish. The scroll has been very particularly carved and as is typical of this maker the back has very little gauging. These are all characteristics of Milanese school instruments from this period.

This though is the least of this violins beauty – the best is to be found when you put a bow to the strings. It has a majesty that can only come from an early 18th Century Italian violin, especially old and magnificent in the case of this violin.

Altogether a very classy instrument worthy of the most discerning tastes.

£15,000.00

 

Read about Carlo Antonio Testore

 

This violin is currently in Hong Kong where it is loaned to an extremely promising young violinist for solo performance and competition use.

I believe that every violinist should have access to a great sounding instrument capable of expressing the passion within them at an affordable price. It is my mission to bring instruments capable of doing this to young and mature musicians alike, so that they can develop to the maximum as a musician and bring the joy of their hearts to the world. All violins are personally selected by myself as instruments with great tonal qualities that I would be proud to own as my sole violin. Each is carefully checked for build construction and condition. Any restoration work is done by my professional luthier partner and instruments are fitted with high quality fittings and usually Evah Pirazzi strings (although this may vary according to what we determine best suits the particular instrument). This is backed by a 12 months maintenance free guarantee - that is to say that we will undertake any maintenance  required on your violin within this period free of charge. All that you need to do is bring/ship the violin back to us. All violins come to you fully set up to their optimum and ready to play. We regularly ship worldwide, FREE of charge to you and fully insured. It is my experience that it takes at least 3 days of exclusive playing of an instrument to get accustomed to and appreciate it; with 7 days being preferable and the minimum time that should be allowed for trial of an instrument. Most shops allow 7-14 days for returns on purchases. I wish my customers a great buying experience and to have total confidence in their acquisition and consequently I give a 30 DAY RETURN PERIOD with a full refund of the purchase price provided that it is returned in the same condition. Any quality violin is a substantial financial commitment and one that you want to be confident will not be a depreciating asset. I am confident that any violin that I sell will at least hold its value over many years if well looked after and the majority will actually gain in value - this has been the general trend over a long period of time. I am willing to take any violin that I have sold back should you decide to upgrade and will give you the full purchase price paid for it, provided that it has been well looked after. I am here to help as much for you post-sale as I am before. I love to help and willingly give advice, assistance, and share my expertise and experiences at any time. Stay in contact, be sure to sign-up for my newsletter.

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