Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Cremonese, Harold Joachim'


Violin: 40603

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Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat anno 1715"

Back: One-piece with strong flames running horizontally

Top: of fine grain in the center, broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: of broader figure

Ribs: of broader figure

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm


Notes:

In 1889 it was purchased by a special committee and donated to Joseph Joachim on the occasion of his jubilee celebrations. The Tourist Board of Cremona purchased it from William Hill & Sons of London in December 1961 and it was donated to the town.


Almost a twin of the Alard.

A Stradivari Returns to Cremona, The Strad, February, 1962, London

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