Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1752

Violin: 49529

Labeled, "Joanne Baptista Guadagnini Placentinus fecit Mediolani 1752."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Henri Viret
until 1973 Jacques Français
1973-1984 Walter D. Ludwig
from 1984 Smithsonian Institution Museum

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1973) #960. "Grade: A+"
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris

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.)


  • The Classic Bowed Stringed Instruments from the Smithsonian Institution, Gakken Co., Tokyo (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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