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August 2013 Pic of the Month

Henry Ford’s Classical Violins

Violin, 1740
Carlo Bergonzi
Cremona, Italy .

Carlo Bergonzi’s (1676-1747) violins are prized for their powerful, yet sweet tone.  This 1740 violin—one of the finest examples of Bergonzi’s work—was owned by William Ackroyd from 1915 to about 1922.  Ackroyd was the violin master at the Harrow School, a renowned school for boys located in London.



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