Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Piacenza, 1749, the 'Hill'

Cello: 41014

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista filius Laurentii Guadagnini, fecit Piacentia 1749."

Back: in two pieces of quarter sawn maple with medium-wide flames ascending from the center joint to the edges.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with variable width grain widening to the edges.

Scroll: of slightly plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood to the back.

Varnish: of a golden orange brown color.

Length of back: 70.2 cm

Upper bouts: 33.2 cm

Middle bouts: 23.4 cm

Lower bouts: 41.9 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1937 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1937 Henry Werro
from 1938 Anonymous
until 2019 Anonymous
in 2019 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2019 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2019) Dates the latest ring on the bass and treble sides as 1722 and 1719 respectively. Printed report upon request.
  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2018)
  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern (1938)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1936)

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.)


  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago


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