An Italian Violin by Giovanni Baptista Rogeri, Brescia, circa 1690
Labelled Joannes Baptista Rugerius fecit in Cremona Length of back 351mm (13 13/16in) of a brown orange colour, restorations, in case. (2)
Offered with the colour-illustrated Certificate of Authenticity of J.& A. Beare, London signed and dated 30 July 2010 to the above effect stating in addition;...."This Violin is a good and characteristic example of the maker's work..."
Other certificates include; Leon Fischesser, handwritten, Paris, 16 January 1914. Giuseppe Fiorini, handwritten, Zurich 21 October 1920. F. Baumgartner, Basel, 18 September 1929. Hamma & Co., Stuttgart, 16 May 1973.
The above Violin has been in use recently as a Concerto instrument.