Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1725-30, the 'Enescu, Cathedral, Menuhin'


Violin: 49610

Provenance

in 1870 Sold by Gand & Bernardel
from 1870 M. Millont
in c. 1890 G. Brouzet
... ...
in 1900 Sold by Albert Caressa
1900 - 1955 Georges Enescu
from 1956 The National Museum George Enescu

Known players

Gabriel Croitoru

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2017) The latest visible ring of the bass side dates to 1722 but it's likely there were one or more rings in the original piece giving a date of 1724 on the original piece. The latest ring on the treble side dates to 1723.

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References

  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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