Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1731, the 'Gibson, Huberman'

Violin: 40406

Back: One-piece ascending from treble to bass.

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.93 cm

Lower bouts: 20.25 cm

There are 14 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"This is one of two Guarneris, both from the year 1734, that Ricci owned in 1977."

Ruggiero Ricci, Simon Collins, The Strad, March, 1977, London


- Mr. Morris
- Sold by Caressa & Français
- Mr. Berenstayn
until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1897 George Alfred Gibson
until 1898 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1898 Baron Johann Knoop
until 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1899 Hugo Henri Reifenberg
in 1925 Gustavo Herten
in 1925 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1931 Bronislaw Huberman
until 1945 R. H. Elliott
from 1945 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1946 - 1956 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1956 - 1999 Ruggiero Ricci
1999 - 2012 Hayashibara Foundation
in 2012 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2012 Current owner

Known players

Bronislaw Huberman, Midori Goto, Ruggiero Ricci

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1956)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954) To Rembert Wurlitzer.

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.)


  • The Strad 2006 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Copying the ‘Huberman’ for Ricci, Cozio Carteggio feature, Gregg Alf, October 2013
  • The Strad, November, 1989, Hannah Hanani, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Private Papers
  • The Strad, March, 1977, Simon Collins, London
  • Salt Lake Tribune: Utah News, Religion, Sports & Entertainment
  • The Emil Hermann Collection - Part II, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931
  • Tributes to 'del Gesù'
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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