Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1758, the 'Burmester, Adler'

Violin: 42451

Bearing its original label, dated 1758.

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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


until 1918 Dr. Toeplitz
from 1918 August Herrmann
from 1922 Fritz Roth
until 1924 Emil Herrmann, New York
1924-1927 Willy Burmester
1927-1944 Max Adler & family
until 1944 Kenneth Warren & Son
... ...
from 1944 and in 1951 Arthur Grossman
... ...
in 1964 Sold by Kenneth Warren & Son
1964-c. 1966 Basilio Cardellino
... ...
in 2019 Anonymous
from 2019 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1929)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

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  • Fine Stringed Instruments Exhibition, Hong Kong, October 21-28, 2006
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • 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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