Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1751, the 'Maurin'


Violin: 41028

Bearing its original label, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Placentinus fecit Mediolani 1751."



Read Jason Price's Carteggio feature on this instrument.

Back: in two pieces of quarter-cut maple with medium to broad width flame ascending from the center seam.

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

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: similar to the back.

Varnish: of a reddish orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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

Provenance

in c. 1894 Jean Pierre Maurin
until 1917 Caressa & Français
from 1917 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1917 John W. Coggeshall
from 1922 Dr Eugenio Sturchio
- John Hudson Bennett
until 1930 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1930 Mrs. Esther Coplin
until 1944 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1944 Henry Hottinger
from 1952 Dr. William H. Kane
in 1964 Sold by Kenneth Warren & Son
from 1964 Carl Racine
from 1967 William Moennig & Son
from 1967 Dr. Adolph H. Bernhard
1993 - 1996 Olivier Jaques
from 1996 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2021) Dates the latest rings of both side as 1728. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, Berlin (2021)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1996)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1967)
  • Letter: Arthur Phillips Hill, London (1960)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1944)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1930)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1917)

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References

  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, November, 1943, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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