Viola by Davide Chirone, Mariano Comense, 1904
Davide Chirone was a very fine Italian maker who appears to have made instruments chiefly for the export trade to England. A rare find from an excellent maker, this viola features a warm, mellow sound and a beautiful even tone across all registers. It is in good condition and is finished with deep brown varnish.
Label: DAVIDE CHIRONE/MARINO COMENSE, 1904. Further inscribed 'per l'Esposizione di Londra'
Length of back: 406mm / 16”
String playing length: 369mm