Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1660, the 'Russian State Collection'
Labeled, "Andreas Guarnerius fecit Cremonae sub titulo Sanctaie Teresiae."
Back: Two-piece maple, cut on the quarter, showing a light somewhat irregular figure
Top: of spruce with evenly displaced annual rings
Scroll: of plain maple
Length of back: 41.6 cm
Upper bouts: 19.8 cm
Middle bouts: 13.9 cm
Lower bouts: 24.6 cm
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Notes:The date on the label is illegible, but the instrument is believed to be the earliest of the 5 known Andrea Guarneri violas.
I Centenari Dei Guarneri, I Centenari Dei Guarneri: 1698-1998, Cremona
|until 1919||Count Matvey Vielgorsky|
|from 1919||Russian State Collection, Moscow|
- I Centenari Dei Guarneri: 1698-1998, Consorzio Liutai e Archettai "Antonio Stradivai", Cremona (illustrated)
- ROSIZO State Museum
- The History of the Viola, Volume 2