Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1744, the 'de Bériot'


Violin: 43991

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit, Cremona anno 1744."

Back: in one piece of maple with medium-width flame descending toward the treble bout.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow-width grain broadening toward the edges.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a reddish orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

There are 7 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

until 1870 Charles Auguste de Bériot
1870 - 1924 Willem Ten Have
1924 - 1963 Jean Ten Have
in 1963 Robert Ten Have
in 1963 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1964 - c. 1990 Dr. Frederico A. Lehmann
in 1993 Sold by Jacques Français
from 1993 Anonymous
until 2021 Anonymous
in 2021 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2021 Current owner

Known players

Daishin Kashimoto

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2018) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1678 and 1732. Printed report etc.
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1992)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1964)
  • Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1964)

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.)

References

  • Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Peter Biddulph, London
  • The Strad, November, 1988, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 44 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Violin Book, Bafalon, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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