Michele Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, 1750

Violin: 44622

Bearing a facsimile label.

Back: Two-piece with regular medium to medium narrow flames slightly ascending from left to right

Top: of pine of narrow grain at the center and treble side, somewhat broader on the bass side

Scroll: of less prominently flamed wood

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


until 1954 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1954 G. D. Grey
until 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1965 Fred Herrmann
in 1970 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1985) X-188.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1965) P-662. Dates the instrument to 1757.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954)

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  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Duane Rosengard, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 1970, London
  • Private Papers


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