Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', Cremona, 1705, the 'Ponsonby'

Violin: 40363

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius filius Andreae fecit Cremone sub Titulo S. Teresie, 1707."

Back: One-piece of medium curl ascending to the right

Top: of narrow grain

Ribs: of woosd similar to back

Varnish: Reddish on a golden-yellow ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


in 1931 Mrs. Ponsonby
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in 1975 Sold by Phillip's
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in 1981 Thomas Roberts
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in 1988 Anonymous
in 1988 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: John & Arthur Beare, London (1988)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1988)
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1981)

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  • Phillip's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 20, 1975, London, Phillip's, Phillip's, London (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931 (illustrated)


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