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Excuse my uncertainty.  I see it both ways.  Which is correct for a violin label.

     1.  Guarneri model violin............or...........  2.  Guarnerius model violin?

Thanks if you can clear this up for me.

 

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55 minutes ago, Rich said:

Excuse my uncertainty.  I see it both ways.  Which is correct for a violin label.

     1.  Guarneri model violin............or...........  2.  Guarnerius model violin?

Thanks if you can clear this up for me.

 

Guarneri in Italian. Guarnerius in Latin. Which Guarneri/us? There were five makers in the family.

If it is 'del Gesù', the nickname came after his death and refers to the cross and IHS on the label likely coined to differentiate from Giuseppe/Joseph Guarneri/us figlio di/son of Andrea/e. There was some confusion between these two makers for a time as there was for Peter of Mantua and Peter of Venice (uncle and nephew).

Most people in North America are more familar with Joseph Guarnerius 'del Gesù' rather than Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù'.

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