Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1733, the 'Consolo'

Violin: 44397

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece of wide curl descending from right to left

Top: of pine of narrow grain opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of narrow curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


in 1876 Baron Consolo
until 1909 Oswald Möckel
from 1909 Bronislaw Huberman
in 1925 Arve Arvesen
Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1936 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1936 Albert F. Metz
until 1974 Elaine Joyce Weldon
in 1974 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1974 John & Arthur Beare

Known players

Patricia Travers

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1960)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1938)
  • Certificate: Oswald Möckel, Berlin (1907)

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  • The Strad, 1908, London, Aug 1908 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, April, 1974, London (illustrated)
  • Emil Herrmann Papers, 1910-1947, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998 (Box 90), Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Die Kunst Des Geigenbaues (1930), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Leipzig (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 25, 1974, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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