Michele Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, 1750, the 'Hamma, Segelmann'

Violin: 41177

Back: Two-piece, quarter-cut, with intense flaming, rising from the treble to the bass side; wings on both sides of the lower bouts

Varnish: Medium-brown over a golden-yellow base

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.2 cm

Middle bouts: 10.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


1945-1992 Gerald Segelman
1992-1995 Segelman Trust
... ...
from 1995 and in 2002 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Eszter Haffner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1995) X-1177.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1949)

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  • Festspiele, Konzerte und Matineen aus dem Hause styriarte
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Peter Biddulph photographic archives
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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