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
until 1845 Luigi Tarisio
from 1845 George Hart
- Mackay
- Morrison
- Sold by George Hart
in 1890 George Haddock
until 1901 George Hart
from 1901 C. Ashworth Tate
in 1933 Bromley Booth
... ...
in 1951 Sold by William Lewis & Son
... ...
in c. 2010 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan

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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