Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1744, the 'Lord Coke'

Violin: 40415

Bearing a facsimile label.

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: Italian, circa 1700

Length of back: 35.6 cm


"Hd not original. . ."

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive, W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive


in 1872 Abel Bonjour
Gand & Bernardel, Freres
1889-1894 Isabella Eugenia, Duchess of Camposelice
until 1912 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
from 1912 and in 1931 Lord Coke
Signora Camilloni
until 1958 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1958 Steven Staryk
until 1991 Gerald Segelman
in 1991 Sold by Peter Biddulph
Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
from 1991 Joji L. Hattori
Sold by Christophe Landon Rare Violins
in 2002 Current owner

Known players

Dmitri Makhtin, Rachel Barton Pine

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (1992)
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (1991) #8093.
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1958)

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  • Bein & Fushi 1992 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich & William Gaines, Chicago
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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