Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1707, the 'Hammer'

Violin: 40643

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1707"

Back: One-piece of small curl

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.65 cm


in 1872 Christian Hammer
... ...
in 1902 Christian Hammer
... ...
in 1911 Sold by Hart & Son
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in 1919 Bernard Sinsheimer
until 1923 G. M. Francois
1923 - 1927 Raymond Pitcairn
in 1927 Sold by Emil Herrmann
from 1927 Albert H. Wallace
until 1945 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1945 - 1992 Laddie Junkunc
in 1992 Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
... ...
in 2006 Current owner

Known players

Kyoko Takezawa

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (1992) With photos attached.
  • Letter: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1945) To Laddie Junkunc.
  • Bill of sale: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1945) Certifying payment by the General Machinery and Manufacturing Company, signed by Rembert Wurlitzer.
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1945)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1927)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1911)

Copies of many certificates and other documents are available on request. Please contact us for more information.


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 8, 2006, New York, Christie's, Christie's, 2006 (illustrated)
  • Rare Old Violins (Friedrich, 1919), Ernest N. Doring, John Friedrich & Brothers, New York, 1919 (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York, 1928 (illustrated)
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)


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