Giovanni Battista Rogeri, Brescia, 1699

Violin: 45664

Bearing a facsimile label, "Io. Bapt. Rogerius Bon, Nicolai amati de Cremona alumnus Brixiæ fecit Anno Domini 1699."

Back: One-piece of medium to narrow curl descending from left to right

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

Scroll: of curl similar to back

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Reported stolen on Jul 16, 2017


Reported stolen in 2016; now recovered and returned to owner.


until 1955 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1955 Mrs. F. M. Astley
until 1983 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1983 Anonymous
from 2010 Jumpstart Foundation
2016 - 2019 Reported stolen
from 2019 Current owner

Known players

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1983)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1955)

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  • The Strad 1993 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1990, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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