Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1774, the 'Kochanski'

Violin: 42694

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini, Cremonensis fecit Taurini, 1774."

Back: in one piece of quarter cut maple, with narrow width flame ascending from treble to bass side.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with grain of varying widths.

Scroll: of plain maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a red brown color.

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1925 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1925 Paul Kochanski
in 1946 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1946 Henry Schwab
in 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1946)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1925)

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


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