Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, Mantua, 1702, the 'Schubert'


Violin: 44164

Bearing its original label, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis fecit / Mantuae sub tit. Sanctae Teresiae 1702."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab of medium curl ascending from left to right

Top: of pine of medium to medium broad grain at the center narrowing towards the flanks

Scroll: of faint broad curl

Ribs: cut on the quarter, of broader curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

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Notes:

The tailpiece bears the arms of the Guarneri family.

Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 29, 1976, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 29, 1976, New York, New York

Provenance

- Sold by Franz Schubert
until 1904 Franz Schubert, Jr.
from 1904 Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
in 1934 Rudolph Kruger
... ...
in 1961 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer
... ...
1969 - 1976 Arnold Gingrich
in 1976 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1969)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1961)
  • Certificate: W. H. Hammig & Co., Berlin (1936)
  • Letter: W. H. Hammig & Co., Berlin (1936)

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References

  • A Thousand Mornings of Music, Arnold Gingrich, Crown Publishers, New York (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 29, 1976, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 9, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Classic Bowed Stringed Instruments from the Smithsonian Institution, Gakken Co., Tokyo (illustrated)

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