Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan, 1755, the 'Berkova'


Violin: 63996

Labeled, "Johannes Baptista Guadagnini, centinus fecit Mediolani, 1755."

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

Provenance

until 1872 Joseph Gillott
in 1872 Sold by Christie's
1872 - 1889 George Hart
in 1889 Sold by Hart & Son
from 1889 Albert Mitchell
in 1919 Sold by Walter Salon Goss
from 1919 Nathan E. Posner
until 1972 Frances Berkova
1972 - 2007 Davida Jackson
2007 - 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio
from 2013 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2013) Confirms the youngest rings of the treble and bass sides of the top as 1705 and 1663 respectively. A written report is available for purchase.
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1889)

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