Fine Italian violin by Carlo Bruno, Turin 1897

Carlo Colombo Bruno - Italian violin from the early work of this luthier, 1897.

Carlo Colombo Bruno (1872-1964) was a multi-award winning violin maker who worked for the Verdi Conservatory in Turin for 50 years, earning the highest acclaim for his violins and cellos based on Stradivari's model. This violin from his early work is a classical Italian instrument of high...

Carlo Colombo Bruno - Italian violin from the early work of this luthier, 1897.

Carlo Colombo Bruno (1872-1964) was a multi-award winning violin maker who worked for the Verdi Conservatory in Turin for 50 years, earning the highest acclaim for his violins and cellos based on Stradivari's model. This violin from his early work is a classical Italian instrument of high artistic rank.

  • Italian violin of the late 19th century
  • Carlo Colombo Bruno - early work, 1897
  • High quality oil varnish in the typical style of the master
  • First class tonewoods with noble grain
  • Great Italian sound, rich in color with melting and warmth
  • Classical Turin violin making tradition


The noble carving of the scroll decorated with elegantly blackened edges and the broad, falling flames of the two-piece maple back under Carlo Bruno's typical transparent reddish-brown oil varnish reveal the quality of this Carlo Bruno violin at first glance. With a body length of 35.2 cm, the violin is kept slightly smaller, making it especially comfortable to play for violinists with smaller hands. The pretty craquelle gives a charming antique character to the work of the talented young master, who won medals in Turin, Marseille and Paris in those years. Prepared ready to play in our workshop, it possesses all the beauty of its great Italian sound with mellifluousness, pleasant warmth and extraordinary richness of color, unimpressed by carefully restored tuning cracks in top and back often found in violins of this great age. A Turin instrument unmistakable in appearance and tone for high musical demands.

€ 49,000.00
approx. £ 41,650.00
Inventory no.
A32
Maker
Carlo Bruno
Provenance
Torino
Year
1897
Tone
warm, mature, melting, Italian, golden
Length of back
35.2 cm
Carlo Bruno Turin: feine italienische Geige
Fine Italian violin by Carlo Bruno, Turin 1897
Fine Italian violin by Carlo Bruno, Turin 1897
Fine Italian violin by Carlo Bruno, Turin 1897
Fine Italian violin by Carlo Bruno, Turin 1897
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