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

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Notes:

"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

Provenance

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 Reiffenberg
- Mr. Berenstayn
from 1926 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1926 Gustavo Herten
in 1931 Bronislaw Huberman
... ...
from 1946 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
until 1956 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1956 - 1999 Ruggiero Ricci
from 1999 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.

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References

  • The Strad 2006 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London, 2005 (illustrated)
  • Fiddling Expenses, December 19, 2006
  • Old Violins (Haweis)
  • The Strad, November, 1989, Hannah Hanani, London, 1989 (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • The Strad, March, 1977, Simon Collins, London, 1977
  • The Emil Hermann Collection - Part II, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York, 2007 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (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)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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