Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1754, the 'Gerardy'

Cello: 40959

Back: Two-piece of small figured maple, the curls slanting slightly downwards from the center joint' the lower flanks have added wings, original to the maker

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 71.4 cm

Upper bouts: 33.4 cm

Middle bouts: 23.3 cm

Lower bouts: 41.9 cm

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Jean Gérardy
until 1926 George Hart
1926-1929 Rodman Wanamaker
1929-1930 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1930-1958 Michel Penha
in 1958 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1958 Henry Kahn
in 1988 Current owner

Known players

Carter Brey, Jean Gérardy, Michel Penha

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1926)

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  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Duane Rosengard, Carteggio Media, Haddonfield, NJ (illustrated)
  • MidAmerica | MidAmerica & MidAm International
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)


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