Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1672, the 'Gudgeon'


Violin: 40735

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Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1672"

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending slightly from the joint

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of slab-cut wood showing a faint curl

Ribs: of slab-cut wood showing a faint curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.0 cm

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Notes:

"She began to study the violin two years ago with Norman Black, Philadelphia Orchestra violinist and musical director of WFIL, radio and TV. Soon thereafter she started collecting violins, which now number 14 and include one by William Moennig, Jr. The Strad was bought with a wedding anniversary check given by her husband.

'Instead of going out and buying another mink coat,' Mrs. Lush said, 'I came home with the beautiful Stradivari which most recently belonged to the famous Hungarian virtuosa, Erna Rubinstein.'"

Stradolinist, String Player, Vol. 3, No. 1

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