Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, c. 1733-36, the 'Reiffenberg, Brooks'

Violin: 42387

Back: One-piece

Scroll: Probably not the original.

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm


until 1883 Emile Germain
in 1883 Sold by David Laurie
1883 - 1889 Siegfried Jacoby
in 1889 Packland Bennett
- F. Smith
from 1892 Thomas Addie
until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1897 Silvestre
in 1934 Sold by Charles Enel
from 1934 Hugo Reiffenberg
until 1952 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1952 Louis E. Brooks
until 1957 Kenneth Warren & Son
from 1957 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1952)

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  • The Strad, August, 1961, London (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)


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