Ascribed to Giuseppe Guarneri'filius Andreae' , labeled J oseph Guarnerius Filius Andreae Fecit/Cremone Sub Titulo S. Teresie 1712 and stamped M941 at the end of the Hill & Sons fingerboard.
This is the Hill & Sons archive number that matches the certificate to the violin. The M941 stamp on the bass side edge of the fingerboard (see photo) is the key and lock so that there is no mis-match of violin and certificate.I can send more photos directly to you have an interest in my offer. Also, I can send you a diagram of the violin condition report. The two-piece back of medium curl, the ribs of faint medium curl, the later scroll attributed to Georges Chanot of narrow curl, the varnish of a golden orange brown to reddish color, length of two-piece back 359 mm. The violin was recently serviced (July 2020): new bridge, new nut, two seams glued, and light polish.
Hill & Sons, London, December 2, 1949, with annotation dated February 2nd, 1977 by Desmond Hill. Hill & Sons, London December 30th 1949, giving the provenance of the violin. Hill and Alfred Ebsworth Hill wrote the 1930's classic. Who better to certify a Guarneri violin than Hill & Sons in the first-half of the 20th century. Condition : There are no sound post or bass bar cracks on this violin although there have been many repairs.As stated in the certificate, the violin is in a fine state of preservation. You may speak with James Banicki (jamesbanickiviolins dot com) who did the latest set up and minor repairs. He is in a position to give you his evaluation of the sound of the violin and its present condition. On high ticket items, I allow a 14-day trial period.
Where else do you get that offer? This offer, however, does not apply to international buyers. I can extend the offer to international buyers, but the details of how to do this can be discussed between us.
We're in the COVID era. If you did, you'd have wasted your time. Here the violin or bow comes to you.Note: I may consider doing a trade for either another violin/viola or a violin/viola/cello bow or both. Otherwise, make a reasonable offer. The item "Italian Violin 1712 (Certified)" is in sale since Monday, December 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "oldbows" and is located in San Diego, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.