Michele Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, 1744

Violin: 42180

Back: Two-piece, quarter-cut, with narrow, horizontal flaming; there is a knot on the upper treble side

Ribs: weakly but narrowly flamed

Varnish: Orange-red to light-brown over a golden-yellow base

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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in 1997 Sold by Kenneth Warren & Son
in 1999 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
from 2001 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Tibor Kovac

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2002) X-4058.
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1999) W-4150.
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (1997) S1571E.

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  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • The Late Cremonese Violin Makers, Dmitry Gindin, Editioni Novecento, Cremona (illustrated)


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