Giovanni Battista Grancino II, Milan, 1710, the 'Mainardi-Baldovino'

Cello: 42727

Back: Two-piece

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". . . You are very lucky. This cello is a unknown Milano instrument, Maestro played it nearly all his career, most of the recordings are made with this cello! In 1957 he bought the 2 Grancinos and sold his old cello to one of his pupils, Emmerich Buenemann. . . . He gave the cello on auction about 2 - 3 years ago . . . "

email from Ms. Somer-Mainardi to Silvio Righini


until 1957 Enrico Mainardi
from 1957 Enrico Mainardi
1957-2005 Emmerich Buenemann
1998-1999 Amedeo Baldovino
... ...
from 2007 Anonymous
in 2014 Current owner

Known players

Enrico Mainardi

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Charles Beare, London (1988)

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  • Bonhams Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, February 26, 2007, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • email from Ms. Somer-Mainardi to Silvio Righini, April, 2007
  • I violoncelli di Antonio Stradivari, Bruce Carlson, Conzorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Il Violoncello Mainardi-Baldovino, Claude Lebet, Edizioni dell'Ariete (illustrated)
  • L'Age d'Or du Violon, Spa, Les Amis de la Musique (illustrated)


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