Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1744, the 'de Bériot'
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 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.
|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|
|in 2021||Sold by Tarisio Private Sales|
|from 2021||Current owner|
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.)
- 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)
- 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)