Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1753, the 'Birkigt'


Violin: 42408

Back: One-piece, with added wings in the lower flanks, the maple showing a broad figure

Varnish: Orange-red


Notes:

Dated 1751 by Doring.

The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, Ernest N. Doring, The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Chicago

Provenance

from 1916 Hugo Birkigt
1923 - 1924 Emil Herrmann
1924 - 1944 Vladimir Resnikoff
from 1944 Emil Herrmann
- Richard Burgin
until 1946 Emil Herrmann
1946 - 1953 Wolfe Wolfinsohn
from 1953 Current owner

Known players

Wolfe Wolfinsohn

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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References

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

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