Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, 1698, the 'Ostwald'


Violin: 46196

Labeled, "Francesco Ruggeri Dett il Per in Cremona l'anno 1698."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 36.1 cm


Notes:

"This Violin was smuggled out of Nazi Germany by the Ostwald family in 1938 and has been used until recently by Peter Ostwald for whom it was bought in 1934 then a small boy from the dealer Henry Werro. Since Dr. Ostwald's death, the violin has been donated to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music by the family of the late Dr. Ostwald, in order to establish a scholarship fund in his name. The Ruggieri is modeled on the grand Amati pattern, its broad flat arching giving it tremendous power."

Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 2001, London, Bonhams, Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 2001, London, London

Provenance

until 1934 Henry Werro
from 1934 Peter Ostwald
until 2001 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
in 2001 Sold by Bonhams

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1938)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1936)

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References

  • Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 2001, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London (illustrated)

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