Maker Name: Guadagnini, Joannes Baptista
Date Stolen: May 16, 1999
Location of Theft: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Violin by J B Guadagnini, Turin. Bears his label dated 1778. A typical example of the period. Varnish of a red brown color. The belly is spruce with open grain. One piece back of maple. Added pieces in the lower flanks by the maker. The wood of the head is similar with winder curls to the maple and matches the ribs. Violin originally from the collection of George Hart. Instrument listed in the Doring book on Guadagnini (The EX HART) STOLEN WITH VUILLAUME BOW. Unstamped with black lizard skin thumb leather and hand guard in the same material. Pemumbuco, round stick, silver and ebony frog (Vuillaume style) pearl eyes. Stolen with brown rectangular case.
The violin was taken on Sunday night, May 16th, from Mount Olive Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA This Violin has great meaning and importance to my friend, please return it!
Dimensions Body length - 13 and 15/16 in. - 35.4 cm Upper bout - 6 and 1/2 in. - 16.6 cm Middle bout - 4 and 1/2 in. - 11.4 cm Lower bout - 7 and 9/16 in. - 19.15 cm
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