An Italian Violin by Josef, Filius Andreae, Guarneri,  Cremona, circa 1710
Lot 139
An Italian Violin by Josef, Filius Andreae, Guarneri, Cremona, circa 1710
Sold for £229,600 (US$ 385,916) inc. premium
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An Italian Violin by Josef, Filius Andreae, Guarneri,  Cremona,  circa 1710 An Italian Violin by Josef, Filius Andreae, Guarneri,  Cremona, circa 1710
Lot Details
An Italian Violin by Josef, Filius Andreae, Guarneri, Cremona, circa 1710
labelled Joseph Guarnerius flius Andreae fecit Cremone fub titulo S. Terefie 1710 L.O.B 355mm., upper bouts 164mm., lower bouts 202mm. The handsome two piece back of matched narrow figure, ribs of bolder medium curl, scroll of some medium curl, table of narrow grain on bass flanks opening to medium on treble flanks, the aged varnish of a red colour on a golden brown ground, in immediate playing condition, in case.

Footnotes

  • The Tree Ring Analysis Report of John C.Topham completed on 28 August 2006 relating to the above states the following;......."The sequence cross-matches very significantly sequences taken from many instruments by classical Italian makers from Cremona and Venice, including;

    A Violoncello by Guarneri filius Andreae 1715.
    A Violin by Guarneri del Gesu 1732.

    A Violoncello by A.Stradivari 1709.
    A Violin by J.B.Guadagnini 1746.

    A Violin by D.Montagnana 1731.
    A Violin by Santo Serafin 1730.

    The match between all these sequences is very close, the differences in their graphical representations suggest that the pieces (of wood) came from trees that grew in the same local forest....."

Saleroom notices

  • This violin is to be viewed and played only in the Music Department
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