Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1733, the 'd'Aranyi, Fachiri'

Violin: 43004

Back: Two-piece

Top: of straight grain, widening towards the edges

Scroll: probably not original, possibly by 'filius Andrea'

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Deep red

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 9 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Adolphe Pollitzer
- Charles Davis
- Richard Davis
from 1924 Jelly D'Aranyi
in 1948 Adrienne Fachiri Camilloni
until 1977 Isaac Stern
in 1977 Sold by Jacques Français
from 1977 Current owner

Known players

Michael Schnitzler

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1977) #2006.

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.)


  • Violins & Violinists, December, 1948, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled (supplement to The Strad, June, 2010), Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Michael Schnitzler, May, 2008
  • Historic women performers: d'Aranyi Sisters, Cozio Carteggio feature, Alessandra Barabaschi, June 26, 2019
  • Taxe der Streichinstrumente (10th edition), Albert Fuchs, Musikverlag Friedrich Hofmeister, Hofheim am Taunus (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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