Instrument

 
Label: original
Back: One-piece of wide curl descending from right to left
Ribs: of narrow curl
Scroll: almost plain
Front: of pine of narrow grain opening out towards the flanks
Varnish: Orange-brown
Body Length: 35.2 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.5 cm.
Center Bout: 11.2 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.6 cm.

Photos

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  • front
  • side
  • back
  • label

Iconography Index

"Bronislaw Hubermann's Joseph Guarnerius Violin", The Strad, 1908, August 1908: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

"Cover", The Strad, April, 1974, 1974: Black-and-white photo (back).

Die Kunst Des Geigenbaues (1930), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Leipzig, 1930: Black-and-white photos (front, back, scroll & label).

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 25, 1974, London, Sotheby's, London, 1974: Black-and-white photos (front & side).

Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 25, 1974, London, Sotheby's, London, 1974: Color photo (back).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
J. & A. Beare  1974      For members only 
Elaine Joyce Weldon      1974   
Albert F. Metz (Rutherford, NJ)  1936      For members only 
Emil Herrmann      1936   
W.E. Hill & Sons         
Arve Arvesen    1925     
Bronislaw Huberman   1909       
Oswald Möckel      1909   
Baron Consolo (Milan)    1876     
...         

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
...       
Patricia Travers   1936     
...       

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  Apr-25-1974      For members only 

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

Certificates

Certificate: Oswald Möckel, Berlin, October 6, 1907

Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, March 8, 1960

Certificate: Emil Herrmann, Berlin, New York, Easton, February 1, 1938

References

Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Die Kunst Des Geigenbaues (1930), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Leipzig, 1930.

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952.

Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 25, 1974, London, Sotheby's, London, 1974.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

"Bronislaw Hubermann's Joseph Guarnerius Violin", The Strad, 1908, August 1908.

"Cover", The Strad, April, 1974, 1974.

"Patricia Travers", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, April, 1939, 1939.