a small size violin labeled ( Francesco) Gobetti with violinbow in case
Lot 207
A Venetian Violin probably by Francesco Gobetti circa 1710 (3)
£60,000 - 80,000
US$ 96,000 - 130,000

Lot Details
An Italian Violin ascribed to Francesco Gobetti circa 1710 (3) a small size violin labeled ( Francesco) Gobetti with violinbow in case
A Venetian Violin probably by Francesco Gobetti circa 1710
Labelled Franciscus Gobetti, Fecit Venetiis, 1711 Length of back 353mm (13 7/8in) the restored slabwood back of great beauty and some medium curl, ribs and fine scroll similar, of an aged red colour on a golden brown ground, use and wear, restorations, with an ivory mounted bow, in blue canvas case. (3)

Footnotes

  • Offered with a dendrochronology report from Mr. John C. Topham, Surrey dated February 2012 stating the analysis of the spruce table of the above violin significantly cross matches tables of other important contemporary Venetian makers and the tablewood itself is of a date commensurate with the label date.
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