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.
|Larghezza massima superiore, fondo
|Larghezza minima nelle CC
|Larghezza massima inferiore, fondo
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.