Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1723


Violin: 40259

Labeled, "Anno 1723 Carlo Bergonzi / fecit in Cremona"

Back: Two-piece with weak flaming, dropping slightly towards the edges

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of more prominent curl

Varnish: Reddish-brown over a golden-yellow base

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.2 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm


Notes:

The length is listed as 35.3 cm. in the Christie's Catalog.

Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1985, London, Christie's, Christie's, 1985

Provenance

until 1917 George Hart
from 1917 Albert Caressa
from 1998 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Frank Stadler, Lidia Baich

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, New York, NY (1998)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris (1917)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1916)

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References

  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 9, 1984, Köln
  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1985, London, Christie's, Christie's, 1985 (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan, 2002 (illustrated)

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