Provenance

(1816 to Present Day)

Owner
(Acquired from)
Residence Dates of Ownership
Bernard Greenhouse
(Talbot family)
Wellfleet 1957 – 2011
The Richard Talbot family
(inheritance)
Aachen 1948 – 1957
Dr. George Talbot
(Grümmer)
Aachen 1938 – 1948
Paul Grümmer
(agent of Countess Stainlein)
Vienna 1909 – 1938
Countess Stainlein
(inheritance)
Liège 1867 – 1908
Count Louis Stainlein
(J.B. Vuillaume)
Liège c.1854 – 1867
Baron Achille Paganini
(inheritance)
Parma 1840 – c.1854
Nicolò Paganini
(V. Merighi)
Marseille and Nice 1839 – 1840
Vincenzo Merighi
(gift)
Milan 1816 – 1839
Antonio Merighi Milan before 1816

Paul Grümmer, founding cellist of the Busch String Quartet,
in an undated portrait.

Photo Credit: Lebrecht Music & Arts

The certificate of authenticity by Fridolin Hamma dated 19 June, 1949 written to the Familie Talbot for their 1707 Stradivari Violoncello, in which they state the label is original, and the cello is an “outstanding work of the master.”