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

Violin: 41122

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 17 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


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

Certificates & Documents

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

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, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled (supplement to The Strad, June, 2010), Carlo Chiesa (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • 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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