Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Piacenza, 1748


Violin: 44227

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista filius Laurentii Guadagnini fecit Placentiae 1748."

Back: Two-piece of broad curl descending from the joint

Top: of medium grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Ribs: of less pronounced curl

Varnish: Golden orange-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Provenance

until 1967 W. E. Hill & Sons
1967 - 1978 C. E. Horton
in 1978 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1967)
  • Certificate: Alfred E. Hill, London (1966) Describes the instrument as a "superb Gudagnini violin . . . . one of the finest examples of the maker."

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References

  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8-9, 1978, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)

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