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Italian and French Violin Makers

A collection of instruments crafted by the fascinating masters of the last four centuries in Italy and France are photographed in such high quality as has never been published before.

One hundred twenty-eight well-certified instruments have been meticulously and expertly photographed by one of the world’s best photographers.

As the books measure 300 mm by 460 mm, every detail of the beautiful instruments (violins and violas) is reproduced in life size. The printing technique chosen for the reproductions makes use of a special varnishing to preserve and enhance the beauty of the instruments. Each of the four volumes offers a cross-section view of the violin-making history of these two important schools and allows detailed comparison studies with the help of measurements and CT scans.

The collection is divided into four volumes containing 128 instruments on 781 pages. We have been allowed privileged access to some of the finest examples instruments of these outstanding Italian and French masters, who are listed by name in each book and also as a summary by alphabetical order for all four volumes. This makes it easy to use the work as a reference book.

The books contain the fascinating history of every featured master, thoroughly researched and carefully written, alongside comprehensive essays by distinguished experts such as Bruce Carlson (Cremona), J.F. Schmitt † (Lyon), Igor Moroder (Turin) and last but not least Florian Leonhard (London).

Limited to 2000 hard-back linen effect copies and 100 leather-bound copies of each volume, individually numbered and registered, the books—published by Jost Thoene Verlag—are certain to increase in value and become collector’s items.

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Italian and French Violin Makers
Publisher: Jost Thöne, Jost Thöne Verlag
Volume I-IV, combined 781 pages, 128 instruments

Library Edition
Limited to 2.000 copies
EUR 1,580.00
(incl. 7% VAT) plus shipping (price on request) Vol I-IV

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    All pictured instruments, in chronological order

  • 1620 c. violin Paolo Maggini, Brescia
  • 1641 violin Nicolo Amati, Cremona
  • 1670 c. violin Antonio Mariani, Pesaro
  • 1680 violin Francesco Rugieri, Cremona
  • 1681 violin Antonio Stradivari, Cremona
  • 1685 c. violoncello Francesco Rugieri, Cremona
  • 1693 violoncello Vincenzo Rugieri, Cremona
  • 1700 violin Gioffredo Cappa, Saluzzo
  • 1703 violin Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan
  • 1705 c. violin Joannes (Giovanni) Tononi, Bologna
  • 1710 violin Matteo Goffriller, Venice
  • 1710 c. violoncello Giovanni Battista Grancino, Milan
  • 1710 violin Giuseppe Guarneri ´filius Andrea´, Cremona
  • 1712 violin Giuseppe Guarneri ´filius Andrea´, Cremona
  • 1724 violin Antonio Stradivari, Cremona
  • 1727 violin Antonio Stradivari, Cremona
  • 1730 c. violin Pietro Guarneri (II)´filius Joseph´, Cremona
  • 1734 violin Giuseppe Guarneri ´del Gesu´, Cremona
  • 1735 violin Santo Serafino, Venice
  • 1750 c. violin Bernardus Calcanius, Genoa
  • 1750 c. violin Nicola Gagliano, Naples
  • 1754 c. violin Giovanni Battista Gabrielli, Florence
  • 1757 violin Jocobus Horil, Rome
  • 1758 violin Jean-Baptiste Frébrunet, Paris
  • 1759 violin Angelo Molia, Genoa
  • 1760 violoncello Nicolas Augustin Chappuy, Mirecourt
  • 1763 violin Tommaso Balestrieri, Mantova
  • 1775 violin Giuseppe Dall´Aglio, Mantova
  • 1780 c. violin François Lejeune, Paris
  • 1781 violin Antonio Gragnani, Livorno
  • 1788 viola Joseph Bassot, Paris
  • 1790 c. viola Joseph Bassot, Paris
  • 1793 viola Giuseppe Nadotti, Piacenza
  • 1795 c. violin Nicolas Lupot, Orléans/Paris
  • 1795 violin Nicolas Lupot, Orléans/Paris
  • 1796 violin Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona
  • 1800 violoncello Giovanni Gagliano, Naples
  • 1802 violin François Louis Pique, Paris
  • 1805 violin Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano, Naples
  • 1811 violin Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona
  • 1814 violin Pietro Pallotta, Perugia
  • 1824 violin Nicolas Lupot, Paris
  • 1825 violin Felix Mori Costa, Parma
  • 1826 violin Andrea Postacchini, Fermo
  • 1829 violin Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin
  • 1831 violin Giuseppe Antonio Rocca, Turin
  • 1837 violin Jacques-Pierre Thibout, Paris
  • 1845 c. violin Pierre Pacherele, Nice
  • 1848 violin George Chanot, Paris
  • 1850 c. violin Jean Joseph Honoré Derazey, Mirecourt
  • 1856 violin Gand Freres, Paris
  • 1856 violin Pierre Silvestre, Sommerviller
  • 1860 c. violin Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris
  • 1866 violin Giuseppe Sgarbi, Rome
  • 1870 c. violoncello François Caussin, Neufchâteau
  • 1872 violin Franciskus Chaló, Turin
  • 1875 violin Giovanni Battista de Lorenzi, Vicenza
  • 1882 viola Giuseppe Sgarbi, Rome
  • 1884 violin Luigi Cardi, Verona
  • 1885 c. violin Pietro Grulli, Cremona
  • 1885 viola Hippolyte Chrétien Silvestre, Lyon
  • 1886 violin Emile Germain, Paris
  • 1888 violin Pierre Joseph Hel, Lille
  • 1888 violin Pierre Charles Jacquot, Nancy
  • 1890 viola Antonio Sgarbi, Rome
  • 1891 violin Vincenzo Postiglione, Naples
  • 1892 violin Riccardo Antoniazzi, Milan
  • 1893 viola Raffaele Fiorini, Bologna
  • 1895 c. violin Raffaele Fiorini, Bologna
  • 1896 viola Gustave Bernardel, Paris
  • 1899 violin Erminio Montefiore, Genoa
  • 1900 viola Giorgio Gatti, Turin
  • 1900 c. violin Azzo Rovescalli, Milan
  • 1900 violoncello Vincenzo Sannino, Naples
  • 1901 violin Celeste Farotti, Milan
  • 1902 violoncello Paul Bailly, Paris
  • 1903 violin Giovanni Gaida, Ivrea
  • 1903 violin Stefano Scarampella, Mantova
  • 1905 violin Nestor Dominique Audinot, Paris
  • 1908 violoncello Ettore Soffritti, Ferrara
  • 1911 violin Celeste Farotti, Milan
  • 1916 violin Ettore Soffritti, Ferrara
  • 1920 violin Giuseppe Leandro Bisiach, Milan
  • 1921 violin Cesare Candi, Genoa
  • 1921 viola Giuseppe Ornati, Milan
  • 1924 violin Annibale Fagnola, Turin
  • 1924 violin Iginio Sderci, Florence
  • 1925 violin Marco Dobretsovitch, Bologna
  • 1925 violin Annibale Fagnola, Turin
  • 1926 violin Ettore Soffritti, Ferrara
  • 1927 violin Annibale Fagnola, Turin
  • 1928 violin Gaetano Gadda, Mantova
  • 1928 violin Ferdinando Garimberti, Milan
  • 1928 violin Ansaldo Poggi, Bologna
  • 1929 violin Ferdinando Garimberti, Milan
  • 1929 violin Paolo Guadagnini, Turin
  • 1930 violin Paolo de Barbieri, Genoa
  • 1930 violin Cesare Candi, Genoa
  • 1930 c. viola Gaetano Sgarabotto, Parma
  • 1931 violin Annibale Fagnola, Turin
  • 1932 violin Gaetano Pollastri, Bologna
  • 1934 violin Gaetano Gadda, Mantova
  • 1934 violin Carlo Giuseppe Oddone, Turin
  • 1937 violin Marinus Capicchioni, Rimini
  • 1938 violin Gaetano Pareschi, Ferrara
  • 1938 violin Carlo Schiavi, Cremona
  • 1939 viola Marinus Capicchioni, Rimini
  • 1939 violin Celestino Farotto, Milan
  • 1945 violin Mario Frosali, Los Angeles
  • 1949 viola Gaetano Gadda, Mantova
  • 1950 c. violin Primo Contavalli, Imola
  • 1951 viola Umberto Roazzi, Milan
  • 1951 violin Amedeo Simonazzi, Emilia
  • 1952 violin Giuseppe Ornati, Milan
  • 1954 violin Marinus Capicchioni, Rimini
  • 1954 violin Ansaldo Poggi, Bologna
  • 1956 violin Gennaro de Luccia, Miami
  • 1957 violin Arnoldo Morano, Turin
  • 1958 violin Ernesto Pevere, Ferrara
  • 1960 violin Otello Bignami, Bologna
  • 1960 c. viola Pietro Sgarabotto, Parma
  • 1962 violin Arturo Fracassi, Rimini
  • 1962 violin Pietro Sgarabotto, Parma
  • 1963 viola Gaetano Pareschi, Ferrara
  • 1963 viola Romolo Parmeggiani, Modena
  • 1964 viola Ansaldo Poggi, Bologna
  • 1967 violin Ferdinando Garimberti, Milan
  • 1972 viola Iginio Sderci, Florence
  • 1975 viola Giuseppe Lucci, Rome
  • 1975 violin Sesto Rocchi, Emilia
  • 1977 violoncello Otello Bignami, Bologna
  • 1978 violin Giuseppe Lucci, Rome
  • 1991 violin Erminio Malagutti, Milan