Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, c. 1732-34, the 'Earl of Falmouth'

Violin: 41122

Labeled, "Anno 1733 Carlo Bergonzi fece in Cremona."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 32 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


In "The Hawley collection," Lyon & Healy list the date of this instrument as 1740.

The Hawley Collection of Violins, The Hawley Collection of Violins, Chicago


- David H. Walton
- Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
- William Richards
- Sergiu Luca
- Dr. Ledford Gregory
- John Adam
- Robert E. Brandt
until 1853 Earl of Falmouth
from 1853 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1875 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1875 J. Dix Perkin
until 1890 W. E. Hill & Sons
1890 - 1920 Dwight J. Partello
until 1944 Emil Herrmann, New York
in 1948 Henry Hottinger
until 1958 Anonymous
... ...
from 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
until 1969 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1969 Isaak Szklanka
from c. 2000 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Correspondence: Juan Luis Prieto (photocopy) (2008)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1970)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1890)
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

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.)


  • A Thousand Mornings of Music, Arnold Gingrich, Crown Publishers, New York (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, December, 1948, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled (supplement to The Strad, June, 2010), Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Carlo Chiesa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Rare Violins of New York
  • The Hawley Collection of Violins, Lyon & Healy, Chicago
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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