Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1728, the 'Perkin'

Violin: 41549

Original label, also bearing an inscription by the Spanish priest Dom. Vicenzo Ascensio

Back: One-piece

Top: of fine grain

Length of back: 35.65 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"Revarnished, much cracked. Now in the possession of R.C.M."

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive, W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive


until 1876 W. E. Hill & Sons
1876 - 1907 William Henry Perkin
1907 - 1946 Robert A. Bower
from 1946 Henry Werro
in 1951 Dr. Hans Kühne
until 1965 Hamma & Co.
from 1965 Los Angeles Philharmonic

Known players

Lyndon Johnston Taylor

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.


  • A Collector of Violins
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven, 1993 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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