Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1738, the 'Haas, Soriano'

Violin: 45258

Bearing its original label, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremone anno 1738 IHS."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending slightly from the joint. Branded with a coat of arms, possibly those of a German prince, below the button

Top: of very fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of faint medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

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in 1989 Sold by Sotheby's
- Sophie Haas
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1953) Re-issued on 10-1-1953.

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  • Bein & Fushi 1990 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 15, 1989, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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