Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1730-34, the 'Castelbarco, Haddock, Bromley Booth, Tarisio'

Violin: 43676

Back: Two-pieces ascending from the centre joint.

Scroll: by a later maker

Varnish: Red

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For some time, this instrument shared a double case with the "Emperor" Strad in the collection of George Haddock.

A Violin by Guarneri del Gesu, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, August, 1951, Chicago


Count Cesare Pompeo Castelbarco
Sold by George Hart
until 1845 Luigi Tarisio
from 1845 George Hart
in 1890 George Haddock
until 1901 George Hart
from 1901 C. Ashworth Tate
in 1933 Bromley Booth
... ...
from 1949 and in 1951 William Lewis & Son
... ...
in c. 2010 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: George Hart, London (1901)
  • Letter: George Hart, London (1901)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London Attributes the instrument to an earlier period, 1732-34.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London

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  • Violins & Violinists, August, 1951, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Strad, July, 1933, London (illustrated)


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