Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1732, the 'Parlow, Henryk Kaston'

Violin: 41966

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit/Cremone anno 1732 HIS."

Back: Two-piece, with original wings in the lower bouts

Top: with original wings in the lower flanks

Scroll: plainer, cut on the slab

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Reddish-brown over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Gustavo Herten
- Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
- Florian Zabach
- Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1880 Enrico Pellegrini
from 1915 Forster family
in 1973 Henryk Kaston
from 1974 Christa Morneweg
until 1979 Jacques Français
from 1979 Heinz Machold
until 1998 Dieter Stanzeleit
in 1998 Geigenbau Machold
1998 - 2003 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
2003 - 2007 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
from 2007 Current owner

Known players

Henryk Kaston, Kathleen Parlow

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2002) Values the instrument at $3.8 million.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998) "It is original in all of its essential parts like table, back, ribs, and scroll…."
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1976) #2129.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1973)

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.)


  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Collection brochure from Violin Advisor, LLC, April, 2007
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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