Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Piacenza, 1742, the 'Bazzini'

Violin: 42373

Labeled, "filius Laurentii fecit Placentiae."

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: Later.

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


Antonio Bazzini
Giuseppe Scarampella
Professor Mattolini
Sold by Mario Frosali
until 1988 Jacques Français
from 1988 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1988) #2894.
  • Certificate: Ernest N. Doring

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.)


  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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