Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, 1735, the 'Schoenfeld, ex-Nelsova'

Cello: 42372

Labeled, "Pietro Guarnerius Filius Ioseph, Cremonensis fecit Venetijs, Anno 1735."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 70.2 cm

Upper bouts: 33.5 cm

Middle bouts: 23.0 cm

Lower bouts: 41.4 cm

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until c. 1885 Dr George Duncan
in c. 1885 Sold by George Withers
c. 1885 - c. 1918 Edward Hoar
in 1918 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
1918 - 1922 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1931 James H. Newcomb
until 1960 Zara Nelsova
in 1960 Sold by Hans Weisshaar
1960 - 2007 Anonymous
2007 - 2019 Alice Schoenfeld
from 2019 University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2023) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1688 and 1701, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request.

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  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931 (illustrated)


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