Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1752

Violin: 44778

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini / centinus fecit Mediolani 1752."

Back: One-piece of faint medium curl ascending slightly from left to right

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of medium curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm


". . . in poor condition and in need of extensive restoration. . ."

Sotheby's Sixth New York Musical Instrument Auction, Nov. 24, 1979, Philip J. Kass, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 3, Flushing, NY


in 1979 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1971)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1960)

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  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 24, 1979, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 3, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY


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