Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, c. 1720, the 'Paganini, Vuillaume'


Violin: 47169

Labeled, "Anno 1716 Carlo Bergonzi fece in Cremona"

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.6 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- Nicolò Paganini
- Baron Achille Paganini
- Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
in 1870 Charles Louis
... ...
1876 - 1921 Augustin Lefort
1921 - 1928 Léon Fischesser
from 1928 Madame Ducas
in 1930 Thomas C. Petersen
... ...
from 1948 Roger N. Chittolini
until 1950 Emil Herrmann
1950 - 1957 John Corigliano
from 1957 Emil Herrmann
from 2005 Art of the Violin Foundation
in 2005 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1959)
  • Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1959) Refers to the violin as "‘an exceptionally beautiful example of Bergonzi’s work".
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1957)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1950)
  • Receipt: Emil Herrmann (1950) To John Corigliano.
  • Certificate: Léon Fischesser, Paris (1928)
  • Receipt: Léon Fischesser, Paris (1921) Signed by A. Lefort.
  • Certificate: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris Undated.

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References

  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 1, 2005, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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