Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, c. 1691

Violin: 43031

Labeled, "Andreas Guarnerius Cremonæ sub, titulo Sanctæ Teresiæ 1691."

Showing the hand of Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae'. Rosewood pegs.

Back: in two pieces of quarter-cut maple with fine horizontal flame.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium variable width grain.

Scroll: of plainer maple (the freely cut head shows the hand of Giuseppe filius Andreae).

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orange brown color.

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 16 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1887 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1887 Arthur Speyer
in 1986
from 1986 Fred Schlicting
in 2000 Royal Academy of Music, London
until 2017 Anonymous
in 2017 Sold by Tarisio
from 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2017)
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (1986) Ascribing the violin to Joseph Guarneri 'filius Andreae'.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1927)

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.)


  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London (illustrated)
  • Museum & Collections - What’s on - Royal Academy of Music
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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