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

Violin: 42451

Bearing its original label, dated 1756.

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


until 1918 Dr. Toeplitz
from 1918 August Herrmann
from 1922 Fritz Roth
until 1924 Emil Herrmann
1924 - 1927 Willy Burmester
1927 - 1944 Max Adler & family
until 1944 Kenneth Warren & Son
in 1949 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

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