Giovanni Battista Rogeri, Brescia, 1697

Violin: 44679

Bearing its original label, "Jo. Bapt. Rogerius Bon, Nicolai Amati de Cremona alumnus Brixiae fecit Anno Domini 1697."

Back: One-piece, cut on the slab, with broad curl descending from left to right

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

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden brown

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Illustrated in the February 1914 issue of "The Strad."

The Families Rugeri and Rogeri, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, December, 1951, Chicago


in 1914 Sold by Hamma & Co.
until 1932 Hart & Son
in 1935 Mrs C. Agnes Scott
until 1946 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1946 Sold by Hart & Son
from 1946 Mrs. E. McCrowther
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946)

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  • Alte Geigen (Hamma, 1898), Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 1914, Towry Piper, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 1935, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 30, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, December, 1951, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago


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