Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1703, the 'Emiliani'

Violin: 41221

Back: One-piece with broad curl slanting downwards from left to right

Top: One-piece of fine grain on left side and opening out on right

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Light-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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- Cesare Emiliani
1861 - 1867 C. H. C. Plowden
from 1867 George Hart
from 1879 Ludwig Strauss
until 1906 Edward Cunliffe
in 1906 Sold by Glendining & Co.
from 1906 Hart & Son
in 1920 Madame Mudocci
... ...
in 1931 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1931 Gustavo Herten
- Bernard Goldblatt
until 1951 Kenneth Warren & Son
from 1951 Charlene Dilling Brewer
until 1979 John & Arthur Beare
from 1979 Current owner

Known players

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Cesare Emiliani

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

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


  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945
  • Observations
  • 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
  • The Strad, July, 2010, Newsquest, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, July, 1952, London, 1952 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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