Instrument

 
Label: "Pietro Guarnerius Filius Ioseph / Cremonensis fecit Venetijs. / Anno 1747"
Back: Two-piece
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Scroll: not original
Body Length: 35.4 cm.
Wurlitzer Number: 2309

Photos

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  • front, back & side
  • front
  • side
  • back
  • scroll
  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

"Pietro Guarneri of Venice: Son of Giuseppe Filius Andrea", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, October, 1943, 1943: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).


Notes

"These facts are contained in the biographical story 'Joseph Joachim, ein Lebensbild' written by Paul Moser, in the first chapter. Moser was a pupil and close friend of Joachim, with whom he collaborated in the preparation of the biography. In the first edition of the work (Berlin 1899-?-) he refers to the violin as an Andreas Amati, in the later edition (1908) as a Petrus Guarneri, the change having probably been due to the opinion given by the Berlin dealer an connoisseur Hammig who did most of Joachim's repair work during his later years."
"Pietro Guarneri of Venice: Son of Giuseppe Filius Andrea", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, October, 1943, 1943.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Lykle Lykles   1988       
Jouko Ilvonen       1987   
...         
Dr. Eugenio Sturchio    1943     
William Lewis & Son (Chicago)    1942  1943   
Harold Joachim         
Johannes Joachim         
Joseph Joachim          
Biernacki          
Stanislaw Serwaczynski          
...         

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
Lykle Lykles   1988     
Jouko Ilvonen       1987 
...       

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

Certificates

Letter: J. & A. Beare, London, September 17, 2007. "This is to confirn that we have examined the violin labelled Pietro Guarneri with the date 1747, and are of the opinion that the body of the instrument is original. The front has been completely re-edged and repurfled, an inexplicable repair that one sometimes sees, but the soundholes are just what one expects from a late Peter Guarneri of Venice. The scroll is not original."

Certificate: William Lewis & Son, Chicago, November 11, 1943. #3769.

Letter: J. & A. Beare, London, May 3, 1988

Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, May 22, 1943

References

"Pietro Guarneri of Venice: Son of Giuseppe Filius Andrea", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, October, 1943, 1943.

"William Lewis & Son advertisement", Violins & Violinists, August-September, 1942, 1942.

Correspondence with Lykle Lykles, June, 2010.

Correspondence with owner, June, 2008.

Correspondence with owner, May, 2012.