Marco Antonio Cerin, Venice, 1792


Violin: 46218

Bearing its original label, "Marcus Antonius Cerin Alumnus Anselmi Bellosii Fecit Venetiae An 1792."

Back: One-piece

Ribs: one-piece lower rib

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.45 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

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Notes:

Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Boston


"The bassbar was changed ca. 1937, but has been preserved."

Witten Collection at Rockefeller University, Stringed Instruments and related material from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Witten II, Exhibited at the Ro


"The Cerin turned up at the Cremona Exhibition of 1937. People who attended brought along all sorts of instruments and asked, 'Is this any good?' As you can guess, mostly they weren't. But on rare occasions, instruments had the same set-up as the ones in this case."

Guided Tour through the Shrine to Music's Galleries, Charles Beare, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 2, Flushing, NY

Provenance

- Count Carazioni
until 1962 Emil Herrmann, New York
... ...
in 1968 Laurence C. Witten
... ...
in 1985 Shrine to Music, National Music Museum, South Dakota

References

  • The Strad 1994 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • Girolamo Amati violin; Shrine to Music Museum
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 2, Charles Beare, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY
  • Liuteri Sonadori Venezia 1750–1870, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)
  • Luthiers Library (illustrated)
  • The Strad, June, 1985, Roger Hargrave, London (illustrated)
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Margaret Downie Banks, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • Stringed Instruments and related material from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Witten II, Exhibited at the Ro

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