Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, Mantua, 1707

Violin: 40349

Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis fecit / Mantuae sub tit. Sanctæ Teresiæ 1707"

Back: Two-piece of irregular curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red-gold over a lighter ground

Length of back: 35.5 cm


until 1894 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1894 Alfred Mitchell
- Jeffreys
in 1931 Mrs. Bingham
until 1986 Jonathan Bingham
- Bernard Goldblatt
in 1986 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1932) To Mrs. Bingham.
  • Letter: Arthur F. Hill, London (1894) To Alfred Mitchell.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1894)

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  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments and Printed Music Auction Catalog, November 11, 1986, London, Christie's, Christie's, 1986 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Box 60
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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