Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, Mantua, 1695

Cello: 45096

Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1694.

Dimensions reduced.

Back: Two-piece cut on the slab of small figure

Top: of pine, medium-wide grain in the center, somewhat broader on the flanks

Scroll: of small figure

Ribs: of small figure

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 76.2 cm

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Listed as an instrument by Andrea Guarneri.

W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990), W. E. Hill & Sons - Business Records (1850 - 1990)


until 1936 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1936 Robert Maas
until 1951 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1951 Luigi Silva
Sold by Hamma & Co.
in 1975 Current owner

Known players

Ronald Leonard

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1951) ". . . the Violoncello . . . is in my opinion a work of Pietro Guarneri of Mantua and about the period of 1695. . . . The instrument was originally of larger dimensions and has been reduced in size; it is in a very fine state of preservation."

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  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 8 (illustrated)
  • The Cello, Elizabeth Cowling, B. T. Batsford Ltd., London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons - Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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