1820 Joannes Franciscus Pressenda violin

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1820 Joannes Franciscus Pressenda violin

This violin is considered to be the first known instrument made by 19th century violinmaker Giovanni Francesco Pressenda of Turin, Italy. It is in a very fine state of preservation and is nearly as it was when it left the master's hands almost two hundred years ago. The instrument was for many years in the possession of Remo Bolignini, a pupil of Ysaÿe.

  • Anonymous loan
  • Acquired: 2000
  • Value: $400,000.