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Violas
1. PARIS SCHOOL, Paris, c.1775, a very fine Paris viola with a head by Giovanni Gagliano; previously sold by William Lewis & Son in 1946 as the work of Joseph & Antonio Gagliano, 395 mm, (15-1/2"), (Our #30413) INQUIRE
2. ROMEO ANTONIAZZI, Milan, 1917, Labeled: Antoniazzi Romeo Cremonese/ fece a Cremona l'anno 1917/ (& signed); in particularly fine condition, with a certificate by Enzo Arassi of Milan, 406 mm, (16"); shows a collaboration with Carlo Carletti, (Our #29538) INQUIRE
3. MILAN SCHOOL, c.1900-1920, an antiqued copy after Tononi, possibly from the Bisiach workshop, previously sold as the work of Giuseppe Marconcini of Ferrara and bearing that maker's label; a truly wonderful viola with a large deep sound, 16-13/16", 427mm, (Our #29415) INQUIRE
4. GIUSEPPE DOLLENZ, Trieste, 1877, in an excellent state of preservation, length of back 392mm (15-1/2"), (Our #28077) INQUIRE
5. GEORGE GEMUNDER, Astoria, NY, 1881, a very rare viola by George Gemunder with a particularly handsome one-piece back of highly figured maple, (15-5/8") 397mm, (Our #31228) INQUIRE
6. CENTRAL ITALIAN, Marche Region, 19th century, an interesting and rustic small viola of the Ascoli Piceno school, 395mm (15-1/2"), (Our #26758) INQUIRE
7. GEORGE ADOLPHE CHANOT, Manchester, 1903, a beautiful Stradivari model in excellent condition, 412mm (16-1/8"), (Our #30870) INQUIRE
8. GIULIO DEGANI, Venice/Cincinnati, c.1925, Giulio (1875-1955) was a pupil of his father Eugenio, worked in Venice until 1915, emigrated to the U.S.in the 1920s, and eventually settled in Cincinnati; 391 mm, (15-3/8"), (Our #24771) $28,000.
9. GENUZIO CARLETTI, Pieve di Cento, c.1940s, 413 mm, (16-1/4"), 413mm, (Our #30578) $25,000.
10. JAGO PETERNELLA, Verona, 1932, Peternella, well known as a viola maker, moved from Verona to New York City the year after making this full sounding viola, in excellent condition, the string length is: 389mm (15-5/16"), back-length 435mm (17-1/16"), (Our #25452) $22,500.
11. ARTHUR RICHARDSON, Devon, England, 1954, very strong sounding, somewhat large but with an easy to get around upper bout; this was Richardson's personal model designed in collaboration with Lionel Tertis, (16-3/4"), 426mm, (Our #31589) $22,000.
12. HELMUTH KELLER, Philadelphia, 1991, 408mm (16-1/16"), (Our #31105) $22,000.
13. GIOVANNI CAVANI, PROBABLY, Modena, c.1900, 405mm (15-15/16"), (Our #28826) $20,000.
14. FREDERICK EWALD HAENEL, New Milford, Conn., 1960, Guadagnini model, 411mm, (16-1/8"), 411mm, (Our #29902) $18,500.
15. FREDERICK EWALD HAENEL, New Milford, Conn., 1964, labeled: Made for John Howell (1964)/by Frederick E. Haenel/of New Milford, Conn./(Guadagnini Model), 404 mm, (15-7/8"), (Our #29901) $18,500.
16. JACOB MUELLER, Berlin, 2016, 390mm, (Our #31484) $18,000.
17. GIOVANNI PALLAVER, Verona, 1956, Pallaver was s tudent of Leandro Bisiach, Back length 16-1/8", string length is 372mm, 16-3/16", (Our #31797) $18,000.
18. ROBERT BRODE, Maple Shade, 1999, 17-7/16", 443mm, (Our #31721) $15,000.
19. CHRISTOPHER JACOBY, Omaha, 2014, (16-1/8"), 408mm, (Our #31385) $14,500.
20. BRUNO BARBIERI, Mantova, 1973, a very fine viola in excellent condition, length of back 419mm (16-1/2"), string length 373 mm, (Our #28306) $14,500.
21. RAYNAUD, Dieppe, France, 1993, 415mm (16-5/16"), (Our #31128) $12,500.
22. THEODORE SKREKO, Indianapolis, 2008, a broad Bresscian model but of comfortable length, 16-1/4", arabesque inlays in the back, won a VSA medal for tone,, 16-1/4", (Our #31798) $12,500.
23. ERMINIO MALAGUTI, Milan, 1974, (16-1/2"), 418mm, (Our #26487) $12,500.
24. LOUIS CONDAX, Rochester, 1970, (17"), 433mm, (Our #29912) $12,000.
25. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 1991, an Andrea Guarneri model by a great Cremona trained modern maker, length of back 420mm (16 1/2"), string length 371mm, (Our #24747) $12,000.
26. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 2004, length of back 415mm (16-5/16"), string length 379mm, (Our #28011) $12,000.
27. FICKER FAMILY, Markneukirchen, c.1780, a large full sound from a smallish viola, possibly the work of Christian Samuel Ficker, (15 3/4"), 400mm, (Our #25637) $11,000.
28. GUIDO MARAVIGLIA, Pistoia, 1968, length of back 418mm (16 3/8"), string length 383mm, (Our #22354) $10,000.
29. PETER WAMSLEY, London, c.1740 or earlier, an interesting viola in gamba form, with its original neck re-angled at the heel (16-1/2"), 420mm, (Our #31558) $10,000.
30. MEEME MALGI, Simona/ New York, 1958, a fine handmade viola by a student of Simone F. Sacconi, a Stradivari model with an attractive reddish varnish, string length 372mm, 16-7/16", (Our #28864) $10,000.
31. RAFFAELE GIUSQUIANI, Perugia, c.1920s, Brescian model, length of back 428mm (16 3/4"), string length 373mm, (Our #22200) $8,500.
32. ENZO BARBIERI, Mantova, 1979, in excellent condition, string length 374mm, 420mm (16-1/2"), (Our #30292) $7,500.
33. PAUL HILAIRE, Mirecourt, 1963, length of back 404mm (15-15/16"), string length 372mm, (Our #28480) $7,500.
34. EDWARD HOFFMANN, Philadelphia, 1962, length of back 420mm, string length 376mm, (Our #30115) $7,000.
35. LEO ASCHAUER, Mittenwald, 1959, made for William Moennig & Son by Leo Aschauer, an instrument of fine workmanship in excellent condition, length of back 419mm (16-1/2"), string length 369 mm, (Our #28281) $6,000.
36. KURT A. GUTTER, Markneukirchen, 1958, a Stradivarius model of comfortable dimensions with a good full sound; very fine workmanship, in excellent condition, string length 370mm, length of back 411mm (16-1/8"), (Our #28451) $6,000.
37. PEDRO LOPEZ SECO, Buenos Aires, 1994, length of back 417mm (16-7/16"), string length 379mm, (Our #28074) $5,500.
38. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1925-30, 406mm (16"), (Our #30799) $4,500.
39. GERMAN, Mittenwald, c.1920s, a nice sounding Stradivari model viola of the Mittenwald School with an antiqued varnish, (15-7/8"), 403mm, (Our #25363) $4,500.
40. W. DE VRIES, Rotterdam, 1979, length of back 407mm (16-1/8"), string length 363mm, (Our #28071) $4,000.
41. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, Bubenreuth, 1974, a Stradivari model with an attractive one-piece back, in perfect condition, length of back 421mm (16-1/2"), string length 382 mm, (Our #25593) $3,750.
42. MITTENWALD SCHOOL, c.1950s, (16-1/16"), 408mm, (Our #26772) $3,500.
43. OTTO A. GLAESEL, Geisenkirchen, 1975, Stradivari model, length of back 408mm (16"), (Our #24743) $3,000.
44. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, Bubenreuth, 1957, 1700 Stradivari model, certificate by Ernst Heinrich Roth, length of back 381mm (15"), string length 370mm, (Our #22548) $2,500.
45. ANTON SCHROETTER, Germany, 1960s, Stradivari model, length of back 408mm (16 1/16"), string length 372 mm, (Our #24745) $1,200.