Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1769, the 'Merter'


Violin: 42598

Back: Two-piece maple with the figure slanting downwards from left to right in each part

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

Provenance

until 1922 Hauptman Merter
from 1922 Erich Lachmann
- Nathan "Tossy" Spivakovsky
in 1927 Current owner

References

  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Duane Rosengard, Carteggio Media, Haddonfield, NJ (illustrated)
  • Emil Herrmann Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago

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