Vincenzo Rugeri, Cremona, c. 1705, the 'LeBrun'

Violin: 40514

Labeled, "Vincenzo Ruger detto il Per In Cremona 1705."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with medium flame ascending from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium width grain.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.55 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 10 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Charles LeBrun
from 1927 Dorothy Mather Chase
in 1966 Sold by Max Möller & Son
from 1966 Carmela Saghy
in c. 1981 Sold by William Moennig & Son
c. 1983 - c. 2015 Anonymous
until 2017 Anonymous
in 2017 Sold by Tarisio
from 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, New York, NY (2017)
  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2017) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1687 and 1685, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
  • Letter certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1983)
  • Letter certificate: Max Möller (1966)
  • Letter certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1927)

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