Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', Cremona, 1712, the 'Boyle'

Violin: 52481

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius felius Andrea fecit Cremone sub titulo S. Teresie 1712."

Back: Two-piece

Top: of very fine grain at center opening slightly on the lower flanks

Varnish: orange, red-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.53 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm


until 1965 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1964 James Boyle
in 1974 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1974 Anderson
until 2007 M. Nakazawa
from 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: D. R. Hill & Son, Great Missenden (2007)
  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (2007)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1965) "This instrument is a characteristic and bold example of the makers work. . .”

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.)


  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • Italian & French Violin Makers, Volume 4, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 6, 1974, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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