v2mediumViolin Joseph GUARNERIUS filius Andreae, Cremona 1699 bearing the label “Joseph Guarnerius filius Andreae subtitolo S.Teresiae, Cremonae 1699”

Typical of the maker’s work from this period, this fine instrument was varnished in reddish-brown on top of a golden ground. Guarnerius crafted the top from two pieces of medium-width-grain spruce, the back out of two pieces of quarter cut maple, and the sides and scroll from a comparatively plainer maple. This violin plays exceptionally well, and was the personal favorite of the collector, Sau-Wing Lam.


Lunghezza fondo 35,65 cm
Larghezza massima superiore, fondo 17,00
Larghezza minima nelle CC 11,20
Larghezza massima inferiore, fondo 20,60

Displayed in  the exhibition “Rare Italian Stringed Instruments from the Sau-Wing Lam Collection” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, until June, 30th.