Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, 1735

Cello: 45302

Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius Filius Joseph / Cremonesis fecit Venetiis / Anno 1735."

Back: Two-piece of small upwards-slanting figure

Top: of open grain

Scroll: later, of figure similar to back

Ribs: of prominent medium figure

Varnish: Red over a golden ground

Length of back: 73.1 cm

Upper bouts: 35 cm

Middle bouts: 25 cm

Lower bouts: 43.25 cm

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Association des Maitres Luthiers Suisses (1974) Attributes the instrument to Peter Guarneri of Venice.
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1962) Attributes the instrument to Peter Guarneri of Mantua.

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  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band I: Venezianer Schule, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 20, 1986, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)


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