Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1765, the 'Hamma'


Violin: 42584

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Cremonensis fecit Parmae C.S.R. 1765"

Back: Two-piece of almost horizontal fine curl

Top: of pine of medium grain at the center and opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: has a protruding final twist

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Provenance

- Sold by Nathan E. Posner
in 1966 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1966 Gehrig
in 1981 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1951)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1936)
  • Certificate: Hug & Co., Zurich (1934)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris (1902)

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References

  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Good Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 1, 1976, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 5, 1966, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 5, 1981, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, August, 1944, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)

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