Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1776

Violin: 43469

Bearing its original label, "Johannes Baptiste Guadagnini Cremonensis fecit Taurini Alumnus Antoni Stradivari 1776."

Back: Two-piece of broad to plain curl

Top: of medium broad grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.2 cm


until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1897 Miss Denables
until 1971 E. V. Ridge
in 1971 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1971 Frazer
in 1996 Sold by Bonhams

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1897) ". . . a well preserved specimen characteristic of the epoch of the maker's work."

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  • Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 20, 1996, Knightsbridge, Bonhams, Bonhams, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 16, 1971, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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