Andrea Castagneri nell’Pallazzo di Soessone Pariggi 1743
No. of Strings:
Herzog 2003, QT-89
Herzog 2003, QT-89; Sotheby’s 11/21/96, lot 82
Herzog 2003, QT-89 (front, head F+B); Sotheby’s 11/21/96, lot 82 (front)
Sotheby’s 1996/11/21, lot 82
Arched back, overhanging edges. Converted from a quinton d’amour to a violon d’amour, with smaller pegbox and rounded shoulders. La Fille-style carving of pegbox, the top portion of which is open in back. Body length on back. Sotheby’s: decorated pegbox terminating in a scroll with carved floral eyes. Bowed strings originally ran to 3 pegs bass, 2 treble side.