Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1772

Violin: 45046

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Cremonensis fecit Taurini 1772."

Back: One-piece of horizontal medium to narrow curl

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out to medium grain on the flanks

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of faint narrow curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm


until 1960 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1960 Lionel Monti
in 1982 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1960)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments, Part II Auction Catalog, November 4, 1982, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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