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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