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:

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.

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Object Name
Date made
Peresson, Sergio
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Guft of Herbert R. Axelrod Foundation (through: Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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