Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1736, the 'Count Cessole'


Violin: 40422

Original label

Back: Two-piece of broad wavy curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-orange-reddish

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.15 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.05 cm

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Notes:

"The head, like others of this period, is made by his father, Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', whose heads are recognized by the delicate and uniform taper of the back of the pegbox, the well-considered curves of the pegbox from the side view, the open and well-proportioned throat, the straight knife cut of the last turn leading into the eye, and the symmetry of the volute as seen from the front."

Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Cremona

Provenance

- Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
- Count Eugène Joseph Cessole
- Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
until 1900 Signora Virginia Teja-Ferni
from 1900 Unknown
until 1910 Ernst Kessler
from 1910 Ernst Jelinek
1919 - 1921 Felix E. Kahn
1921 - 1930 Amy Emerson Neill
in 1922 Anonymous
until 1931 Jennie Skolnik
1931 - 1951 Samuel G. Fels
in 1951 Sold by Emil Herrmann
1951 - 1961 Elaine Joyce Weldon
in 1961 Sold by Emil Herrmann
from 1961 Hugh Lang
until 1966 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1966 Henry Werro
until 1972 Heinz Machold
1972 - 1995 Dr Fritz Rychel
1995 - 1998 Dietmar Machold
from 1997 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
in 2010 Current owner

Known players

Amy Emerson Neill, Iso Briselli

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998)
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1972)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1961)
  • Letter: Emil Herrmann (1960) To Mr. Goodman.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1951)
  • Letter: Emil Herrmann (1931) To Mr. Fels.
  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1922) To Miss Neill.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1922) States that it bears the original label dated 1736.
  • Certificate: Max Möckel, Berlin (1919)

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References

  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • The Strad, July, 2010, Carlo Chiesa, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu, Cremona 1736: Ex-Count Cessol, Machold Rare Violins (illustrated)
  • Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, July, 2010, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • 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
  • Three Centuries of Italian Violin Making, Artemio Versari, Edizioni Il Salabue, Cremona (illustrated)
  • String Player, Vol. 1, No. 1 (illustrated)

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