Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, Mantua, 1715

Violin: 43424

Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis fecit / Mantuæ sub tit. Sanctæ Teresiæ 1715."

Back: Two-piece, cut on the slab

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of fainter figure

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sold by Henry Werro
until 1936 Signor di Signi
1936 - 1938 W. E. Hill & Sons
1938 - 1943 L. F. Mathew
in 1943 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1943 Sir Leon Bagrit
until 1962 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1962 Morrison Dunbar
until 1967 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1967 Justice Lionel Jellinek
until 1994 Trevor Williams
in 1994 Sold by Christie's
... ...
in 2006 Sold by Christie's
in 2007 Anonymous
from c. 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2007)
  • Certificate: Morel & Gradoux-Matt, New York, NY (2006)
  • Certificate: D. R. Hill & Son, Great Missenden (2006)
  • Letter: D. R. Hill & Son, Great Missenden (2006)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1967)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1967) "An example which bears a considerable resemblance to yours was once owned by the late Fritz Kreisler."
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1962)

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.)


  • Christie's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 13, 2006, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 22, 1994, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Jonathan Solars, March, 2007
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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