Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, c. 1669, the 'Soyer'

Cello: 43783

Labeled, "Andrea Guarneri...1669."

Back: in two pieces of poplar cut on the slab

Top: of wide-grain spruce, opening towards the flanks

Scroll: of pearwood

Ribs: of pearwood matching the head

Varnish: of a deep reddish-brown color

Length of back: 75.4 cm

Upper bouts: 35.5 cm

Middle bouts: 25.2 cm

Lower bouts: 44.5 cm

There are 13 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sold by Leandro Bisiach
until 1940 Harry Wahl
1940 - 1950 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1950 Heinrich Joachim
c. 1969 - c. 2002 David Soyer
until 2006 Jerome Kessler
in 2006 Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
2006 - 2013 Earl Madison
until 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2014 Anonymous
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Thomas Demenga

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (2006) The instrument has been somewhat reduced in size.
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1969) #836.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1950)

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.)


  • Correspondence with Jonathan Solars, January, 2008
  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1955, Baron Otto von Schulmann, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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