Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1697, the 'Molitor'

Violin: 22161

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Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1697"; branded to the lower rib, "Curtis Phila".

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Top: of narrow to medium grain

Scroll: of medium curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.1 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

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Current owner, Tarisio, Albert Stern, Elmar Oliveira, Muriel Anderson, E. R. Voigt, Robert A. Bower, W. E. Hill & Sons, Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Charles Enel & Chardon, Maucotel & Deschamps, J. Mazeran, Caressa & Francais, Count Gabriel-Jean-Joseph Molitor, Madame Récamier

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Albert Stern, Anne Akiko Meyers, Elmar Oliveira

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