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
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
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 (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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