Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, c. 1742, the 'Appleby'

Violin: 43006

Labeled, "Carlo Bergonzi fecit, Cremona anno 1742."

Showing the collaboration of his son Michelangelo.

Back: Two-piece of plain wood

Scroll: of plain wood

Ribs: of plain wood

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

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


- Samuel Appleby
- William Pickering
- Fogg
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1940 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
... ...
in 1948 Horace A. Jones
... ...
in 2001 Sold by William Moennig & Son
from 2001 Anonymous
in 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (2001) Stating the violin is made by Carlo Bergonzi showing the extensive collaboration of his son Michel'Angelo.
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1940) Stating the violin is made by Carlo Bergonzi. Signed by Rembert Wurlitzer.
  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1933) Stating the violin is made by Carlo Bergonzi and noting the handiwork of his son Michael Angelo.

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  • Violins & Violinists, November, 1948, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)


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