Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1769, the 'Merton'


Violin: 44307

Original label: "Joanna Baptista Guadagnini Cremonensis fecit Parmae ferriens C.S.R. 1769"

Back: Two-piece of small irregular curl slanting upwards from the joint

Top: of pine of broad grain

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of small curl

Varnish: Golden brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm


Notes:

Listed by Doring incorrectly as dated 1759.

Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1972, London, London

Provenance

- H. B. Merton
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1925 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
... ...
1932 - 1972 Joseph Gorner
in 1972 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1972 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1925) with 3 photos
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1924)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1924)

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References

  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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