Vincenzo Rugeri, Cremona, 1697

Cello: 46052

Labeled, "Vincenzo Ruger detto il Per. In Cremona 1697."

Back: Two-piece cut on the slab of faint irregular narrow curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of plain pear wood

Ribs: by another maker, of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 73.5 cm

Upper bouts: 35 cm

Middle bouts: 25.6 cm

Lower bouts: 43.7 cm


until 1911 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1982 P. W. Lowe
in 1987 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1990) #3053.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1911)
  • Receipt: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1911)

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  • Sotheby's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 4, 1982, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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