Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', Cremona, c. 1717, the 'Ritter-Zahoney'

Violin: 44348

Label not original.

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with medium-width flame descending from the centre joint towards the edges.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with fine width grain broadening towards the edges.

Scroll: of similar wood to the back

Ribs: of similar wood to the back.

Varnish: of a golden reddish-brown colour

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 22 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


from 1870 Baron von Ritter-Zahoney
until 1949 Herbert J. Schey
until 1957 Laurence C. Witten
1958 - 1965 Henry Hottinger
in 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1967 David Grunschlag
from 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2018)
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY

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  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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