Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, 1672

Violin: 46819

Labeled, "Francesco Ruger detto il per in / Cremona dell' anno 1672."

Back: Two-piece cut on the slab

Scroll: original

Varnish: Golden yellow-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 10 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Lord Amherst of Hackney
Sold by Max Möller & Son
in 1830 Andrew Fountaine
until 1936 George Hart
from 1936 William Moennig & Son
in 1958 Sold by William Moennig & Son
until 1960 Jacques Français
in 1961 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1961-1962 Melvin Ritter
in 1963 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1963-1965 Rudolf Lampel
in 1965 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1965 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Shar Fine Instruments & Bows, Ann Arbor, MI (1994)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1965)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1959)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1936)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1926)

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.)


  • Violins & Violinists, Summer, 1940, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • Italiaansche Vioolbouw, Max Möller, Max Möller N. V., Amsterdam (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • World of Strings, Spring, 1958, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, June-July, 1951, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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