Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1740, the 'Pestel, Menuhin'

Violin: 49624

Back: One-piece

Scroll: not original, of faint flame

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Orange-brown-gold on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1985 Sold by Yehudi Menuhin

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1985) #2605.
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY #2563. Labeled "ex-Sainton" and also number #872.

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 Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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