Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', Cremona, 1703, the 'van Oordt, César Thomson'

Violin: 42496

Bearing its original label, "Ioseph Guarnerius filius Andreae fecit Cremona sub titulo S. Teresie 1703."

Back: Two-piece small-figured curly maple

Scroll: Old Italian, probably not original. Pegbox replaced.

Ribs: Wood matching back

Varnish: Reddish-brown

Length of back: 35.15 cm

Upper bouts: 16.1 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 19.75 cm

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


Joseph Hel
César Thomson
Jan W. L. van Oordt
Sold by Peter Biddulph
in 1931 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
... ...
in 1977 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2007 Sold by Peter Biddulph
from 2007 Dextra Musica

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1998) 1998 or later
  • Letter: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1952) Relates provenance of the instrument.

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.)


  • Ole Bull 2010: Dextra Musica Collection, John Dilworth, Bergen (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11-12, 1977, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 17, 1998, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1931), Part 1, Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)


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