Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1742, the 'Gilfillan, Hoffmann'


Violin: 43009

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Golden-red, quite worn on the top at the right side of the tailpiece

Length of back: 35.25 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 10.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.18 cm

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Notes:

"Although the hand of Michele Angelo Bergonzi is evident in the craftng of this violin, the transparent varnish and graceful arching demonstrate that Carlo's participation was predominant."

Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Cremona

Provenance

- Robert A. Bower
until 1912 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1912 J. Frederick Gilfillan
- Ree
- Dr. Slatkin
- Sold by Paulus Pilat
- Irving Schwartz
until 1941 Emil Herrmann
from 1941 Wilbur Hoffman
until 1966 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1966 - 1969 Tobias Bloom
in 1969 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1969 Sonia Balogh
until 2000 Bein & Fushi, Inc
from 2000 Current owner

References

  • The Strad, 1913, London, February (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, February-March, 1949, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)

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