Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, c. 1780, the 'Dorothy DeLay'

Violin: 23090

Labeled, "Joannes Baptifta Guadagnini, Cremonenfis fecit Taurini, 1778, GBGT."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with faint flames of medium width mostly horizontal.

Top: in two pieces of spruce of medium width grain.

Scroll: of maple similar to the back.

Ribs: of maple with narrower deeper flame, raised slightly at their intersection with the top.

Varnish: of a lively reddish brown colour.

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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in 1969 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1969 Anonymous
1969-2002 Dorothy Delay
until 2010 Anonymous
in 2010 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2010 Anonymous
2010-2013 Albert Stern
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio
from 2013 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY

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