Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, 1725

Cello: 41627

Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis Filius Josef fecit Venetis Anno 1725."

Back: Two piece of pronounced horizontal medium curl

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of fainter medium curl

Ribs: of pronounced medium curl slanting from front to back

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 74.9 cm

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in 1931 Carl Hamburger
until 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
1943 - 1985 Joyce Cordell
in 1985 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1985 Guy Fallot
from 1989 Landeskreditbank Baden Württemburg

Known players

Janina Ruh

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1923)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London
  • Certificate: Roland Baumgartner, Basel

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  • Die L-Bank Instrumentensammlung, Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Geigen aus Venedig, Aloys Greither, Werner Dausien, Hanau (illustrated)
  • Private documents transcription
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 3, 1985, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Strad, December, 1995, John Dilworth, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad 1996 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931


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