Instrument

 
Label: "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Placentinus fecit Mediolani 1751"
Back: One-piece of medium curl ascending from left to right
Ribs: of curl similar to back
Scroll: of curl similar to back
Front: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks
Varnish: Red-brown
Body Length: 35.25 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.6 cm.
Center Bout: 11.25 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.3 cm.
Wurlitzer Number: 9819

Photos

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  • front & back

Iconography Index

"The Guadagnini Family - Part V", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, September, 1943, 1943: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Tim Ingles & John Dilworth, Cozio Publishing, Boston, 2006: Color photos (front & back). Order

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 21, 1995, London, Sotheby's, London, 1995: Color photos (front & back).

The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1949: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

The Strad 1998 Calendar, 1997: Color photos (front & back - August).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
Fred Ottenheimer (New York)    1966     
...         
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.  1948       
Leon Sametini       1944   
John Hornsteiner (Chicago)         
...         
H. G. Walter (New York)  1900       
George Hart      1900   
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Players

Name Played From Played In Played To
...       
Leon Sametini     1918   
...       

Current player Current player
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments. Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Sotheby's, London  Mar-21-1995    £320,000 - £380,000  For members only 
Puttick & Simpson, London  Dec-16-1854       

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type

Certificates

Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, May 16, 1966

References

Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Tim Ingles & John Dilworth, Cozio Publishing, Boston, 2006. Order

Puttick & Simpson Catalogue of Old and Modern Violins, Violas and Violoncellos, December 16, 1854, London, London, 1854.

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 21, 1995, London, Sotheby's, London, 1995.

The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1949.

The Strad 1998 Calendar, 1997.

"Sotheby's Photo Archive".

"The Guadagnini Family - Part V", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, September, 1943, 1943.

http://www.landon-violins.com/

Private Papers.