Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1742, the 'Benno Rabinof'

Violin: 55051

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: not original

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.35 cm

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"The 'Benno Rabinof' was considered by the great dealer W. E. Hill & Sons of London to be one of the nine most exquisite violins created by the legendary Guarneri del Gesù."

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in 1929 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1929-1933 Julius Moll
in 1935 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1935 Harry Oppenheimer
in 1965 Sold by Benno Rabinof
... ...
from 2007 and in 2010 Anonymous
in 2014 Anonymous
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Liza Ferschtmann, Steven Copes

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1965)

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