Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1717, the 'Amaryllis Fleming'

Cello: 15573

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Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1717 AS."

The table and head by José Contreras, mid 18th century.

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with medium flame descending slightly from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium grain.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orangish brown color.

Length of back: 75.7 cm (29 13/16 inches)

Upper bouts: 34.2

Middle bouts: 23.8

Lower bouts: 43.8

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Repaired by Josè Contreras in Madrid around 1799. Among other things, he added a new neck and probably the head as well.

L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona, 1938

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Current owner, Amaryllis Fleming, Dr. G. Pistor, Hamma & Co., Dr. Hans Kühne, Eduard Ferdinand Küchler, Blair-Oliphant

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Known players

Amaryllis Fleming, Raphael Wallfisch

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