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

Violin: 42448

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Pla- / centus fecit Mediolani 1755."

Back: One-piece

Varnish: Golden-red

Length of back: 35.4 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Edgar Wollgandt
until 1925 Emil Herrmann
from 1925 Iso Briselli
- Sold by Emil Herrmann
- Alfred O. Corbin
until 1935 Emil Herrmann
1935 - 1953 John Corigliano
in 1953 Sold by Emil Herrmann
1953 - 2007 Albert A. Mell
in 2008 Current owner

Known players

Edgar Wollgandt

Certificates & Documents

  • Bill of sale: Emil Herrmann (1953)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1935)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1925)

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.)


  • Christie's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 4, 2008, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • 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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