Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1715-22, the 'Marteau Habisreuthinger'

Violin: 45112

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit / Cremonae anno 1731."

A collaboration between 'filius' and 'del Gesu'.

Back: in two-pieces of quarter sawn maple with broad curl ascending steeply from the centre-joint to the edges.

Top: of irregular grain, also by Del Gesù but made later in the 1740s

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of medium figure

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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from 1975 and in 1988 Gérard Poulet
... ...
in 2013 Current owner

Known players

Gérard Poulet, Henri Marteau, Maxim Vengerov

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: André Levi, Paris (1988)
  • Certificate: Association des Maitres Luthiers Suisses (1963)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1907)

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.)


  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band III und IV, Die Cremoneser Schule / Antonius Stradivarius, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments and Printed Music Auction Catalog, June 21, 1988, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Cozio member, December, 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers, Volume 1, Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn Ltd., London (illustrated)
  • Jose Sanchez-Penzo: The Way Famous String Instruments Went
  • Violin Passion


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