Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1780, the 'Steiner-Schweitzer'


Violin: 42751

Labeled, "Jo. Bapt. Guadagnini Cremonesis alumnus Antonii Stradivari fecit Taurini 1785."

Back: Two-piece of faint medium curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm


Notes:

Listed as "an Italian violin by Giovanni Battista & Gaetano Guadagnini, Turin, circa 1780" by Sotheby's in 1991.

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 6, 1991, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 6, 1991, London, London

Provenance

- Dr. Steiner-Schweitzer
- Sold by Emil Herrmann
from 1933 Rex Underwood
in 1949 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Benjamin Koodlach, Los Angeles, CA (1976)
  • Certificate: Erich Lachmann, Berlin (1953)

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References

  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 6, 1991, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1990, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)

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