Carlo Antonio Lorenzo Bergonzi II, Cremona, 1796, the 'Driggs'
Labeled, "Carlo Bergonzi fecit / in Cremona anno 1796."
Back: Two-piece of Italian Oppio maple, with an original wing in the lower bout
Length of back: 35.3 cm
Upper bouts: 16.45 cm
Middle bouts: 10.6 cm
Lower bouts: 20.2 cm
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Notes:"It is easy to see how his instruments can travel under other colors, and indeed this one had at one time been certified and sold, nothwithstanding the label, as a Nicola."
Cremona After Stradivari: The Bergonzi and Storioni Families, Duane Rosengard, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Flushing, NY
|-||W. H. Driggs|
|-||Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan|
|until 1925||W. E. Hill & Sons|
|in 1936||Lillian Shattuck|
|until 1936||Emil Herrmann, New York|
|from 1936||Louise Zimmer|
|in c. 2010||Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan|
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1999) X-1713.
- Letter: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1993)
- Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1936)
- Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1936)
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.)
- Correspondence with Dai-Ting Chung, consultant for the Chi Mei Foundation, July, 2008
- Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Duane Rosengard, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
- Private Archives - 10072
- The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
- The Late Cremonese Violin Makers, Dmitry Gindin, Editioni Novecento, Cremona (illustrated)
- The Legend of Italian Violins: Brescian and Cremonese Violin Makers 1550-1950, Dai Ting Chung, Wen-Lo Shi (illustrated)
- The Strad, April, 1977, London (illustrated)