Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1753

Violin: 46068

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Placentinus fecit Mediolani 1753."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl descending from the joint

Top: of medium even grain

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of faint medium to broad curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm


in 1981 Sold by Sotheby's
until 1986 Jacques Français
from 1986 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1986) #2685. "Grade: A+"
  • Certificate: Gustave Bernardel, Paris (1898)

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  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 22, 1980, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 15, 1981, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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