Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1712, the 'Karpilowsky, Benjamin'

Violin: 43078

Original label

Back: One-piece of broad figure extending downwards from left to right

Scroll: of smaller figure

Ribs: of smaller figure

Varnish: Red-brown, not original

Reported stolen on Mar 16, 1953

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Reported stolen Harry Solloway's residence between March 13-16, 1953.

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1953


- Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
in 1934 R. Millant-Deroux
- Daniel Karpilowsky
- Harry Solloway
1953 - 1953 Reported stolen

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1934) States that the varnish was applied 70-80 years ago, probably by Vuillaume

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


  • Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1953, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1953 (illustrated)
  • 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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