Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1765, the 'La Parmigiana'

Viola: 43052

Back: Two-piece of plain wood

Top: of even grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of medium faint figure

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 38.1 cm

Upper bouts: 19.65 cm

Middle bouts: 14.04 cm

Lower bouts: 24.5 cm


until 1959 John & Arthur Beare
... ...
in 1983 Sold by Christie's
in 1988 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1988)
  • Receipt: John & Arthur Beare, London (1959)

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  • Christie's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 21, 1983, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Duane Rosengard, Carteggio Media, Haddonfield, NJ (illustrated)


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