Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, c. 1773, the 'ex-Sinzheimer'

Violin: 41020

Bearing a facsimile label, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Placentinus..."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with medium width flame descending from the centre seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium width grain broadening toward the edges.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orange-brown colour.

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 12 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1937 Sold by Fridolin Hamma
c. 1937-c. 1960 Lene Hesse-Sinzheimer
in 1960 Sold by Kenneth Warren & Son
1960-2018 Marla Mutschler
until 2018 Anonymous
in 2018 Sold by Tarisio
from 2018 Current owner

Known players

Carl Flesch

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (2018)
  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2018)
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1960)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1937)

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  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago


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