Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1715

Violin: 42179

Labeled, "Carlo Bergonzi fece / in Cremona l'anno 1715."

Back: Two-piece, quarter-cut, with fine, intense flaming ascending from the joint

Top: of narrow curl broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: wider and less intense flames

Varnish: Reddish-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 10.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


in 1983 Sold by Sotheby Parke Bernet
... ...
in 1991 Anonymous
from 1995 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

David Frühwirth

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1991) X-516.
  • Certificate: Moes & Moes, New York, NY (1991)
  • Certificate: Émile Français, Paris (1983)
  • Certificate: Émile Français, Paris (1983)

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  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 13, 1983, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)


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