Peresson Violoncello

Peresson Violoncello

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

Philadelphia
1971
Sergio Peresson

(and stamped):

S.PERESSON

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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cello
Date made
1971
maker
Peresson, Sergio
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 74.6 cm; 29 3/8 in
overall: 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
ID Number
2002.3111.02
nonaccession number
2002.3111
catalog number
2002.3111.02
Credit Line
Guft of Herbert R. Axelrod Foundation (through: Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod)
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