Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1671, the 'Smithsonian'


Violin: 44137

Bearing its original label, the last digit is illegible.

Back: Two-piece

Top: of wide-grained pine, wider on the bass side

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 15.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 19.8 cm

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Provenance

in 1939 Erich Cassirer
... ...
in 1975 Sid Sherman Musical Instrument Company
in 1975 J. Olividoti
... ...
in 1987 Thomas M. Roberts
until 1989 Kenneth Warren & Son
from 1989 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
in c. 2010 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan
in 2005 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2005) X-532.
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1989)
  • Letter: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1979)
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1975)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1939) "… of Amati type, is of small dimensions, and typical of the maker's work."

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References

  • The Strad, September, 1975, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Private Papers
  • The Classic Bowed Stringed Instruments from the Smithsonian Institution, Gakken Co., Tokyo (illustrated)
  • The Legend of Italian Violins: Brescian and Cremonese Violin Makers 1550-1950, Wen-Lo Shi (illustrated)

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