Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1738, the 'Lutti, Senn'


Violin: 40430

Original label

Back: Two-piece of medium horizontal curl

Top: F-holes recut.

Length of back: 35.2 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- Nicolò Paganini
- Boissier
- Lutti
until 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1899 Enrique Fernández Arbós
in 1909 Sold by Caressa & Francais
in 1909 Felix Berber
- Madame Berber
- Sold by Albert Caressa
1921 - 2000 Otto Senn
from 2000 Anonymous
in c. 2005 Anonymous
from c. 2005 Anonymous
in c. 2015 Anonymous
from 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Hamberger Fine Stringed Instruments (2013) The two pieces of wood forming the table are from different trees. The youngest ring for one side dates to 1732-33 and matches the table on the 1740 'Ysaye' del Gesu. The youngest ring for the other side dates to 1730-31.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2010)
  • Certificate: Roland Baumgartner, Basel (2000)
  • Letter: Albert Caressa, Paris (1924)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris (1921)

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References

  • Correspondence with Roland Baumgartner, November, 2010
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931

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