Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1710, the 'Müller'


Cello: 42880

Labeled, "Mattio Gofriller / Fecein Venetia Anae 1700."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 75.8 cm

Upper bouts: 35 cm

Middle bouts: 23.7 cm

Lower bouts: 44.3 cm


Notes:

For quite some time, this instrument was believed to be a joint work of Stradivari and Carlo Bergonzi. It is so listed in Wurlitzer's catalog of 1917.

Matteo Gofriller of Venice - Part IV, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, October, 1949, Chicago


Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Boston

Provenance

- Sold by Nicolas François Vuillaume
- August Theodor Müller
- Sold by David Laurie
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1907 Hamma & Co.
from 1907 J. A. Azurmendi
in 1917 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
... ...
from 1935 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1935)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1907)

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.)

References

  • Masterpieces of the Great Violin Makers (1918 edition), Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, October, 1949, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)

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