Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1760


Violin: 42569

Back: Two-piece of broad-figured maple

Varnish: Red

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


Notes:

"A more characteristic example of this maker's work it would be difficult to meet with. It seems to exhibit all the little points and features of detail which have been noticed by judges as being peculiar to or indicative of Guadagnini's handiwork. The lower holes of the f's are of the oval or pear shape which has been identified with muchof J. B.'s work; and there is the pronounced arch or sweep of the upper turns which is seen in the soundholes of perhaps the majority of the maker's fiddles, though it is by no means always there. . . . The boss of the scroll shews the usual marks of the points of the compass round its edges. This is another Guadagnini characteristic. . ."

Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Towry Piper, The Strad, 1918, London

Provenance

until 1887 W. E. Hill & Sons
- Arthur Beare
in 1918 Current owner

References

  • The Strad, 1918, Towry Piper, London, Mar 1918 (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago

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