Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1783, the 'Huxham'

Cello: 24696

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini, Cremonensis fecit Taurini, alumnus Antoni Stradivari 1783."

The varnish recent over original ground.

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Dark red-brown

Length of back: 71.0 cm

Upper bouts: 33.3 cm

Middle bouts: 24.4 cm

Lower bouts: 42.2 cm

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- Sold by Erich Lachmann
in 1923 Charles Tunsch
until 1927 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1927 - 1944 Sidney H. Huxham
1944 - 1949 William Lewis & Son
from 1949 Frederick E. Perfect
in 1955 Sold by William Lewis & Son
until 1972 William Moennig & Son
until 2011 Anonymous
in 2011 Sold by Tarisio
from 2011 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1972)
  • Certificate: William Lewis & Son, Chicago, IL (1949)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1927)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1923)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Tarisio's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 9-10, 2011, New York
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Violins & Violinists, March-April, 1945, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • The Lewis Collection of Old Violins, Old Violas, Cellos & Bows (Spring, 1955), William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1955


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