• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    ASCRIBED TO PAOLO CASTELLO

    A VIOLA D'AMORE, GENOA, 1767

    Price Realised  

    ASCRIBED TO PAOLO CASTELLO
    A VIOLA D'AMORE, GENOA, 1767
    Labeled Paulus Castello fecit Genuae Anno 1767, length of back: 14 1/16 in. (35.9 cm)


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    Provenance

    Erich Lachmann
    University of California, Los Angeles


    Literature

    E. Lachmann, Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Stringed Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 36 and 37.