Carlo & Michele Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, c. 1743-47, the 'Naryshkin, Antoncich'

Violin: 55614

Labeled, "Anno 17. . Carlo Bergonzi, fece in Cremona."

Read Jason Price's Carteggio feature on this violin.

Back: in two-pieces of quarter-cut maple with wide flame descending towards the centre.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow-width grain expanding towards the edges.

Scroll: of plainer figure.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a golden reddish-brown colour.

Length of back: 34.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.1 cm

Middle bouts: 10.65 cm

Lower bouts: 19.9 cm

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- Georgiy Dmitriev Naryshkin
until 1922 W. E. Hill & Sons
1922 - 1954 Antonio Antoncich
from 1954 Francisco Moreno Marco
1975 - 2005 Wilhelm Melcher
2005 - 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Wilhelm Melcher

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1922)

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  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled (supplement to The Strad, June, 2010), Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)


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