An beautiful cello by GIOVANNI FRANCESCO PRESSENDA Turin, c. 1835

Regarded as the father of the modern Turin school, Giovanni Francesco Pressenda was certainly one of the great violin makers of the 19th century. This fine cello is a wonderful example of his command of the craft. With its one-piece back and brilliant flames

surrounding the entirety of the ribs, this cello is a prime example of an instrument that looks as good as it sounds. It possesses a magnificent and intense, yet honed, power from bottom to top. It has a wonderfully even tone and is immediate to respond. 

Photo: Matthew Tolzmann