Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, c. 1732-34, the 'Heath, Cramer'


Violin: 43013

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece broad-figured maple, the curls extending slightly upwards from left to right

Top: of fairly open grain marked by a sap line running lengthwise along the flanks

Ribs: of more pronounced figure

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There are 10 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Dated 1722.

Puttick & Simpson Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 14-15, 1862, London, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 14-15, 1862, London, London

Provenance

- Wilhelm Cramer
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Charles Crespin
until 1863 George Corsby
in 1855 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
until 1869 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1869 S. H. C. Tayleur
in 1872 Sold by John Hart
- Baron Henry Burnley Heath
- Niece of Baron Henry Burnley Heath
until 1917 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1917 Richard Bennett
in 1926 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1926 Ernest A. Sandeman
until 1939 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1939 L. F. Mathew
until 1949 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1949 F. R. Ratnager
until 1953 W. E. Hill & Sons
1956 - 1992 Gerald Segelman
- Sold by John & Arthur Beare

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1952)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1952)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1949)
  • Certificate: Arthur Phillips Hill, London (1949)

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References

  • …And They Made Violins in Cremona from Renaissance to Romantic Era, Conzorzia Liutai & Archetti A. Stradivari Cremona, Cremona (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)
  • The Strad, January, 2001, Florian Leonhard, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Peter Biddulph photographic archives
  • Puttick & Simpson Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 14-15, 1862, London, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson, London
  • The Violin Book, Bafalon, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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