Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, 1675

Violin: 48522

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece cut on the slab and marked by a faint, wavy curl of medium width

Top: of fine grain at the center, broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: cut on the quarter

Ribs: cut on the quarter

Varnish: Light brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


in 1947 Sold by L. P. Balmforth & Son
until 1948 Reginald Conway
1948-1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1947)

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  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)


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