Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1734

Violin: 44564

Bearing its original label, "Anno 1734 Carlo Bergonzi fece in Cremona."

Back: Two-piece of faint irregular curl

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

Scroll: of less pronounced curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm


until 1951 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1951 Gerald Segelman
in 1973 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1973 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (1993)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1951)

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  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1973, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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