Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, 1694, the 'ex-Partello'

Violin: 40215

Labeled, "Francesco Regeri detto il Per in Cremona 1694."

Back: Two-piece of small curl ascending from the joint

Scroll: of slightly broader and fainter curl

Ribs: of slightly broader and fainter curl

Varnish: Reddish

Length of back: 34.5 cm

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from 1901 Alfred E. Hill
until 1920 Dwight J. Partello
until 1922 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1922 Dr. W. J. Leyds
in 1924 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
from 1939 Anonymous
in 1975 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2006 Sold by Christie's
2006-2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio
from 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1939) describing the instrument as 'an exceptionally well preserved and characteristic example of the maker's work'.
  • Certificate: Alfred E. Hill, London (1939) Alfred Hill recalls that "this instrument was purchased, personally, by me in Milan in 1901...from an Italian nobleman residing in one of those fine houses in the vicinity of the Cathedral.' He goes on to describe the violin as 'a charming example of the maker in an exceptionally good state of preservation."

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  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 8, 2006, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (August, 1924), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 17, 1975, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 14 & 16, 2000, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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