Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, c. 1747, the 'Joachim'


Violin: 48294

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Labeled, "Pietro Guarnerius Filius Ioseph / Cremonensis fecit Venetijs. / Anno 1747"

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: not original

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Length of back: 35.4 cm


Notes:

"These facts are contained in the biographical story 'Joseph Joachim, ein Lebensbild' written by Paul Moser, in the first chapter. Moser was a pupil and close friend of Joachim, with whom he collaborated in the preparation of the biography. In the first edition of the work (Berlin 1899-?-) he refers to the violin as an Andreas Amati, in the later edition (1908) as a Petrus Guarneri, the change having probably been due to the opinion given by the Berlin dealer an connoisseur Hammig who did most of Joachim's repair work during his later years."

Pietro Guarneri of Venice: Son of Giuseppe Filius Andrea, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1943

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