Santo Serafin, Venice, 1743, the 'Boris Schwarz'

Violin: 46233

Labeled, "Sanctus Seraphin, Utensis Fecit, Venetiis 1743" and bearing the maker's stamp at the bottom bout.

Back: in one-piece of maple of broad strong curl.

Top: in two pieces of spruce of medium width grain.

Scroll: of wood similar to back.

Ribs: of wood similar to back.

Varnish: of a gold-orange color.

Length of back: 35.2 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1950 Boris Schwarz
Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
in 1992 Sold by Skinner
1992-2014 Anonymous
until 1992 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1963)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1941)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1913)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Skinner's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 17, 1992, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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