Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1755, the 'Bailly'

Violin: 42447

Back: Two-piece curly maple

Scroll: of plainer wood

Ribs: match back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1929 Louis Bailly
until 1946 Curtis Institute of Music
from 1946 Harry Ellis Dickson
until 1988 Jacques Français
from 1988 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1988) #2820. "Grade: A++"
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1929) Authentic in all parts, including label
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1929)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA

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
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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