Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1749

Violin: 42181

Back: One-piece, quarter-cut, not flamed

Ribs: Wide, regular flaming

Varnish: Reddish-brown over a golden-yellow base

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


in 1984 Keiko Wataya
... ...
from 1993 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Johannes Happenhofer

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1992)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1984)
  • Certificate: Bernard Millant, Paris (1984)

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.)


  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XIII, No. 1, Roger Hargrave, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • 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)


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