Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, 1672

Violin: 44176

Labeled, "Francesco Ruggeri deto il Per in Cremona l'anno 1672."

Back: Two-piece with a narrow curl

Top: of strong narrow grain

Scroll: not original, but probably Venetian circa 1730

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden brown; over-varnished

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm


in 1936 Sold by Ralph P. Powell
1938 - 1970 Samuel Hersenhoren
... ...
in 1977 Sold by Phillip's

Known players

Samuel Hersenhoren

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1936)

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  • The Strad, April, 1977, London (illustrated)
  • Phillip's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 21, 1977, London, Phillip's, Phillip's, London (illustrated)


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