£80,000 - £120,000
* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price
A Very Fine Italian violin by Pietro Giacomo Mantegazza, Milan circa 1770
Labelled: Andreas Guarnerius fecit Cremonaeino titulo Sanctae Terefiae 1677
Sold with the certificate and letter of W.E.Hill & Sons The certificate states the violin to be by Andrea Guarneri and a later letter re-attributes the violin to Joseph Filius
Length of back: 13 13/16ins, 351mm
The scroll was made by a member of the Guarneri family, probably Joseph Filius Andrea Guarneri.