In the 1920s, Henry Ford purchased several exquisite Italian violins. This Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu violin is the finest among them. The craft of violinmaking reached artistic heights during the 17th and 18th centuries in the workshops of Guarneri and Antonio Stradivari of Cremona, Italy. Ford's Guarneri is called "The Doyen" because it was once owned by M. Louis Doyen, a French amateur violinist.
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.
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