Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, 1747, the 'Flesch, Martzy, Duc de Camposelice'

Violin: 40686

Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius filius Joseph Cremonensis fecit Venetijs 1747."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending from the joint

Top: of medium even grain

Scroll: of curl similar to back

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm


Amand Forest
Duc de Camposelice
Pierre Alfred Brun
Conservatoire Nationale de Musique, Paris
in 1931 and until 1945 Carl Flesch
... ...
from 1945 and in 1949 Daniel Tschudi
... ...
in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's

Known players

Armand Forest, Carl Flesch, Johanna Martzy, Pierre Alfred Brun

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Eugen Tenucci, Zurich (1950)
  • Certificate: Maucotel & Deschamps (1945)
  • Certificate: Berthe Flesch, Luzern (1945)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1926)

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  • Cubic Circle home page
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 3, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's May Sale
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931


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