Michele Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, 1743, the 'Claus Adam'


Cello: 41011

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 73.75 cm

Upper bouts: 32.35 cm

Middle bouts: 21.65 cm

Lower bouts: 41.7 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

until 1940 Emil Herrmann
in 1943 Samuel A. Lewisohn
until 1967 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1967 Claus Adam
in 1969 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Valuation: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (1985) Attributes the instrument to G. B. Guadagnini.
  • Certificate: Pierre Gerber, Lausanne (1967) Attributes the instrument to G. B. Guadagnini.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1967) Attributes the instrument to Michele Angelo Bergonzi.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1940) Attributes the instrument to G. B. Guadagnini.
  • Letter: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1769) Attributes the instrument to G. B. Guadagnini.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)

References

  • Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 2008 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1949

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