Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1717, the 'Amaryllis Fleming'

Cello: 15573

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1717 AS."

The table and head by José Contreras, mid 18th century.

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with medium flame descending slightly from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium grain.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orangish brown color.

Length of back: 75.7 cm (29 13/16 inches)

Upper bouts: 34.2

Middle bouts: 23.8

Lower bouts: 43.8

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Repaired by Josè Contreras in Madrid around 1799. Among other things, he added a new neck and probably the head as well.

L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Cremona


- Lilian Blair-Oliphant
- Dr. Hans Kühne
- Sold by Hamma & Co.
- Amaryllis Fleming
in 1902 Eduard Ferdinand Küchler
... ...
in 1937 Dr. G. Pistor
until 2011 Anonymous
from 2011 Current owner

Known players

Amaryllis Fleming, Raphael Wallfisch

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London

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  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Tarisio Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 22,23 & 31, 2008, Tarisio, Tarisio, New York (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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