Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1773, the 'Toedt, Odnopossof, Hart, Auer'


Violin: 42646

Original label: "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini + / Cremonensis fecit Taurini GBG / alumnus Antoni Stradivari 1773 T"

Back: One-piece cut on the half slab

Varnish: Bright orange-red

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


Notes:

"The lower portion of the ribs is some 13.5 cm. wider than the upper portion, apparently an experiment."

The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, Ernest N. Doring, The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Chicago

Provenance

until 1916 George Hart
in 1916 Sold by Hart & Son
1916 - 1935 Robert Toedt
in 1922 Ralph Lewando
... ...
from 1935 Harry Farbman
until 1945 Emil Herrmann
from 1945 Ricardo Odnoposoff
from 1958 Lucas David
- Sold by Henry Werro
in 1963 Dr. Albert Friedmann
... ...
in 1999 Current owner

Known players

Nicholas Koeckert, Ricardo Odnoposoff

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2001) X-4119.
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1996)
  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern (1963)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1945) #1204.
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1916)

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References

  • Erlesene Streichinstrumente der Firma Koeckert, Renata Koeckert, Renata Koeckert, o.A, Munich (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, October, 1944, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Travels of J. B. Guadagnini, Consorzio Liutai & Archettai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, September, 1992, Orpheus, London (illustrated)

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