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    Sale 2152

    Fine Musical Instruments

    3 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    GIOVANNI BATTISTA CERUTI

    A VIOLIN, CREMONA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    GIOVANNI BATTISTA CERUTI
    A VIOLIN, CREMONA, CIRCA 1800
    Labeled Jo. Baptista Ceruti Cremonensis fecit Cremonae An. 1800, length of back 13 7/8 in (352 mm) with case (3)


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    Sold with a dendrochronology analysis, John Topham, Redhill, February 2, 2009

    The dendrochronology analysis by John Topham concludes that the youngest ring on the bass side dates to 1796 and on the treble side to 1794. In his Discussion on page 3 of the analysis he writes that there is strong evidence that the wood used on the violin was sourced in the Panneveggio region of Northern Italy or nearby in the southern Dolomites.