Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1725, the 'Trombetta'


Violin: 43018

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


Notes:

"Un violon de Carlo Bergonzi (qui longtemps avait passé pour un Stradivarius dont il portait l'étiquette), très beau, mais réparé habilement dans le dos, n'obtient que 3,030 francs. "

L'Hotel Drouot en 1881, Paul Eudel, Hotel Drouot en 1881, Paris

Provenance

until 1881 M. d'Emonville
from 1881 David Laurie
until 1899 Charles Trombetta
- M. Dubosq-Lettré
until 1929 Maucotel & Deschamps
1929 - 1945 E. Clem Wilson
in 1945 Roger N. Chittolini
1945 - 1996 Michael Rosenker
1996 - 1998 Rosenker family
from 1998 Virginia Tech

References

  • 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)
  • Hotel Drouot en 1881, Paul Eudel, Paris
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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