A VIOLIN, MILAN, c. 1758, ASCRIBED TO AND FROM THE CIRCLE OF GIOVANNI BATTISTA GUADAGNINI
Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Placentinus fecit Mediolani 1758."
Showing the hand of Guadagnini's Milanese contemporary, Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi. A highly interesting and historically important instrument from a transitional moment in Italian violinmaking history. The head possibly not original.
LOB: 35.5 cm
Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (Jun 24 2021) Dates the latest measured ring of the bass and treble side as 1749 and 1751, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
Letter: Joseph Silverstein, Boston, MA (Dec 12 1966)
Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (Nov 18 1959) Ascribing the violin to Guadagnini in all parts.
Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer, New York, NY (Jul 20 1956) Ascribing the violin to Guadagnini in all parts.
Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer, New York, NY (Jul 20 1956) Addressed to Bill Moennig Jr. and ascribing the violin to Guadagnini in all parts.