Felice Vittorio Guadagnini, Turin, 1835

Violin: 48395

Labeled, "Felix Guadagnini Nepos Joan. Bapt. Fecit Taurini, anno 1835."

Back: One-piece of medium to fine curl cut on the slab

Top: of medium to broad grain

Scroll: of wood similar to ribs

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.8 cm


until 1909 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1909 Miss Hunter
from 1973 Mario Witkowski
in 1998 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1996) with photographs from the Hill archive attached.
  • Certificate: L. P. Balmforth & Son, Leeds (1973)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1973) "our records of the violin go back over 70 years and I have no hesitation in accepting it as labelled."
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1973)

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.)


  • Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 12, 1996, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 16, 1998, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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