Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1771

Violin: 45384

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

Back: One-piece cut on the slab marked by small figure; there is a small crack by the sound-post

Top: of fine grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of broader figure

Varnish: Golden-red-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1982 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1968)
  • Insurance valuation: Johann Stuber, The Hague (1954)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1910)

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  • Christie's Fine Printed Music and Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 2, 1982, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (2001), Teruhiko Sato, Nippon Gengakki, Tokyo (illustrated)


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