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

Violin: 86241

Labeled, "Anno 1710 Carlo Bergonzi fece in Cremona."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut local oppio maple with faint, narrow flame descending slightly from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium-broad grain narrowing at the center seam.

Scroll: also in oppio and possibly adapted from a remnant of the Stradivari workshop.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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in 1899 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1899 Margaret Meinertzhagen
in 1958 Mrs Birch
... ...
in 1968 Sold by Jacques Français
from 1968 Elaine Teicher
until 2019 Anonymous
in 2019 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2019 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1968)
  • Receipt: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1967)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1899)

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  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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