Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, 1760

Violin: 48388

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of slightly narrower curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


until 1916 Caressa & Français
from 1916 Alexander Bloch
until 1987 Frank Passa
1987-2012 Jean Piguet
from 2012 Current owner

Known players

Jean Piguet

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Patrick Gassmann, Bern (2005) Concludes that the table comes from two different logs with the youngest rings dated to 1752 and 1754.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1988)
  • Certificate: Frank Passa, San Francisco, CA (1987)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1916)

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  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003


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