DHV:
965
Tourin ID:

1689

Tenor ?

Pietro

Guarneri

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

I, Mantua

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

USA, New Haven, CT

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Yale University

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

4675.80 (formerly 545)

Label Text:

Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis filius Andreae / fecit Mantuae sub. tit. Sanctae Teresiae 1689 [printed except 9]

Measurements:

Body Length:

45.7

String Length:

42.1

Rib Depth:

8.2

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

20.9

17.6

24.8

Previous Owner:

Jacques Francais, New York, -1980; W.E. Hill & Sons, London (in 1931)

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93; Christie’s 12/19/74, lot 154; Christie’s 5/10/77, lot 95

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Comments:

AMIS Newsletter 9/3 (10/80): 4; Wells 1977, p. 553; Christie’s 5/10/77, lot 95; Christie’s 12/19/74, lot 154; Hill 1931, pp. 32-33

On museum’s website (front [color]); AMIS Newsletter 9/3 (10/80): 4 (front); Christie’s 5/10/77, lot 95 (plate 13) (front); Christie’s 12/19/74, lot 154 (plate 10) (F+B); [by TGM: front]

Christie’s 1974/12/19, lot 154; Christie’s 1977/5/10, lot 95

Neck inset into table by 0.5 cm. PB has 2 previous sets of holes, for 4 & 5 pegs. Christie’s 12/19/74: The Property of a Gentleman. W. Monical to TGM 8/15: neck and pegbox by René More; attribution to Guarneri is quite plausible (F-holes, wood, and varnish), but does not seem to have been conceived as a viol.