Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, c. 1780-90

Violin: 47450

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Cremonensis fecit Taurini alumnus Antoni Stradivari 178*."

Back: One-piece of broad horizontal curl

Top: of medium grain, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of narrow curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1973 Ture Eugen Wallden
in 1973 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1973 P. Gutter
until 1998 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
from 1998 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998) X-1577.
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1991)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1948)
  • Certificate: F. Charles Edler, Frankfurt (1913)

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  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 22, 1973, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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