Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', Cremona, c. 1715, the 'Parzival'

Violin: 44807

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius filius Andrea fecit Cremone sub titulo S. Teresie 1710."

Back: in two pieces of attractive quarter sawn maple with irregular flame and horizontal bird's eye figurations.

Top: in one piece of spruce with grain of medium width widening to the bass side.

Scroll: of maple similar to the back.

Ribs: of maple with flame of medium width.

Varnish: of a reddish-brown color.

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

There are 17 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1920 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1920 Joseph Phillips
in 1983 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 1989 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
1989-2019 Anonymous
in 2019 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2019 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2023) Dates the latest ring of the one-piece front as 1706. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare (photocopy), London (2011)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1920)

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.)


  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 25, 1983, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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