Carlo Antonio Testore's viola

 

This viola is a typical artwork of Carlo Antonio Testore (1687 – 1785) , particularly famous for the acoustic quality of his instruments. 

 

Carlo Antonio Testore was born in Milan. Son of the violin maker Carlo Giuseppe Testore, he didn't leave Milan and went to work in the family workshop which had as a distinctive sign an eagle "all' Aquila" and was located in the Contrada Larga.