Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, 1726

Violin: 44177

Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonesis filiis Josef fecit Venetiis Anno 1726."

Back: Two-piece of almost horizontal medium curl

Top: of very fine grain, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Reddish-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm


until 1968 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1968 Berriman
until 1973 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1973 Tun Datu Mustapha
in 1977 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1997) X-74.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1973) With two signed photographs.

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  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11-12, 1977, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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