Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, Mantua, 1685

Violin: 43373

Bearing its original label, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis filius Andreae fecit Mantuae sub tit. Sanctae Teresiae, 1685."

Back: Two-piece of almost horizontal medium to narrow curl, with fleur-de-lys decoration in the corners

Top: of fine grain, with similar decoration in the corners

Scroll: of more pronounced medium curl

Ribs: of more pronounced medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

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- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1964)

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  • Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 2, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 27, 1990, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 57 (illustrated)
  • The Violin Book, Bafalon, London (illustrated)


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