Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1770, the 'Vardi'

Violin: 40821

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini, Cremonensis Fecit Parmae, Serviens C. S. R 1770."

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-amber

Length of back: 35.3 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1901 Albert Caressa
- Emanuel Vardi
- Wurlitzer
until 1956 Jacques Français
from 1956 Yvette Rudin
in 2000 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1956) #582.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1950)

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  • Rare Violins of New York
  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 7, 2000, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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