Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1736, the 'Segelman'

Violin: 47168

Labeled, "Anno 1736 Carlo Bergonzi fece in Cremona."

Back: One-piece

Top: unmatched, of very fine grain on the treble side, more open on the bass side

Scroll: of oppio

Ribs: of varied stock

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.55 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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


until 1941 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1941 P. A. Moehr
until 1956 W. E. Hill & Sons
1956 - 1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust
- Cho-Ming Sin
from 2005 Current owner

Known players

Anthony Marwood

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

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.)


  • The Strad 2008 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, July, 1944, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, March, 2007, John Dilworth, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Peter Biddulph photographic archives
  • The Strad, March, 2007, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • Violinist offered gift of a lifetime, June 13, 2005
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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