Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1700, the 'Paganini, Piatti'


Cello: 41044

Original label

Back: Two-piece maple cut on the slab

Scroll: by Tononi

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 74.0 cm

Upper bouts: 35.7 cm

Middle bouts: 24.4 cm

Lower bouts: 43.6 cm

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Notes:

"Dem 'Citizen' zufolge hat Dr. Duncan aus London, 7 Wimpole Street, ein grosser Liebhaber und Sammler von Geigen, kürzlich eine erfolgreiche Tour durch Italien gemacht. In Ameglia fand derselb im Besitye der Wittwe von L. G. Germi, eines vertrauten Freunde von Paganini, ein Violoncell und vier Geigen, die der gross Künstler zu seinem Lebzeiten gespielt. Da an der Echtheit des Instrumente nicht der geringste Zweifel erhoben werden konnte, so kaufte Dr. Duncan dieselben zusammen mit noch einige Original-Compositionen Paganini's, die sich ebenfalls in Besitz der Wittwe befanden."

Aufgefundene Instrumente von Paganini, Paul de Wit, Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, Leipzig

Provenance

- Nicolò Paganini
- L. G. Germi
until 1883 L. G. Germi's widow
from 1883 Dr. Duncan
- Alfredo Piatti
- Robert Augustus Bower
until 1919 Emil Sachse
1919 - 1952 Felix Salmond
in 1954 Sold by William Moennig & Son
from c. 1955 Anonymous
in 2017 Current owner

Known players

Alfredo Piatti

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1917)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann ". . .erstklassig. . ."

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References

  • Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, Paul de Wit, edited by Paul de Wit, Leipzig, December 1, 1883
  • Violins & Violinists, September-October, 1954, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, November-December, 1949, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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