Peresson Violoncello


This violoncello was made by Sergio Peresson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1971. There is an original label inside the instrument:

Sergio Peresson

(and stamped):


Sergio Peresson (1913–1991) was an Italian-American violin maker. Born in Udine, Peresson began making violins in Italy in 1943. Four years later, Peresson moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where he made new instruments and was repairer to the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. In the early 1960s he moved to Philadelphia and worked for the firm of William Moennig & Son from 1963-1971. In 1971 Peresson moved to the suburb of Haddenfield, New Jersey and continued to make instruments until his death in 1991.

Date Made: 1971

Maker: Peresson, Sergio

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Guft of Herbert R. Axelrod Foundation (through: Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.3111.02Nonaccession Number: 2002.3111Catalog Number: 2002.3111.02

Object Name: cello

Measurements: overall: 74.6 cm; 29 3/8 inoverall: 48 1/2 in x 17 5/8 in x 8 3/4 in; 123.19 cm x 44.7675 cm x 22.225 cm


Record Id: nmah_1029285

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