Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1770, the 'Dawes, de Long Tearse'

Violin: 42602

Labeled, "Johannes Baptista Guadagnini, Cremonensis, fecit Parma ferviens, CSR, 1770."

Inscribed to the lower bass rib, "... 27 Luglio, 1809: Revisto e corretto da me, Felice Mori Costa ... Giacomo in Strada Maestra, Parma."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1925 Margaret deLong Tearse
- Sold by Kenneth Warren & Son
- Edward E. Cramer
in 1949 Frank J. Callier
in 1953 Sold by Herman Walecki
until 1957 Stephen Kolbinson
1957 - 2018 Andrew Dawes
from 2018 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2014) Dates the latest ring of the treble side as 1762 with strong correlations to a viola by Guadagnini. Written report available for purchase upon request.
  • Certificate: Herman Walecki (photocopy), Los Angeles, CA (1953)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel (photocopy), Paris (1925)
  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London

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.)


  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago


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