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Lot 178: An Italian Violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma circa 1770


£200,000 - £400,000

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The bass side back later; the scroll by Giuseppe Guadagnini


Labelled: Joannes Baptista Guadagnini, fecit Cremonae 175...


Sold with the certificate of W.E. Hill & Sons, London 1987


By Giovanni Battista Guadagnini


Length of back: 355mm


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A full dendrochronological report from Peter Ratcliff is available to purchase, stating that the bass side ends in 1760, treble of the same date, the most significant cross-matches being with examples by Gagliano, Calcagnius, Desideri, G. Serafin, Del Gesu', and other instruments by G.B. Guadagnini.

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