Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, 1690, the 'Dykes, Bloch'

Violin: 42492

Not genuine.

Back: Two-piece showing a medium curly figure slanting upward in each part, from left to right

Scroll: Original, of plainer wood

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Chestnut-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.1 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm


- Hargs
until 1926 Harry Dykes & Son
1926 - 1944 Alexander Bloch
from 1944 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1926)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1931), Part 1, Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)


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