Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1725-29, the 'Zimmermann, Aerson'

Violin: 44520

Label not original: "Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremone anno 1726 HIS."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


in c. 1930 Kurt Schroeter
... ...
in 1948 Max Möller
Louis Zimmermann
until 1964 Baroness von Aearson
1964-1986 Maurice Isaacs
1986-1998 Unknown
Current owner

Known players

Kurt Schroeter, Louis Zimmermann

Certificates & Documents

  • Valuation: Peter Biddulph, London (1985)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1967)
  • Letter: Hermann Glassl, Munich (1958)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1948) #1081.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 16, 1998, 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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