Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1670, the 'Tullaye'

Violin: 1951

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1669"

Back: One piece cut on the slab, marked by a small curl and with four knots down the center

Top: of open grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back but with more pronounced curl

Varnish: Brownish yellow

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.1 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Vicomtesse de la Tullaye
until 1897 Le Boulet
1897 - 1898 W. E. Hill & Sons
1898 - 1907 M. B.Nairn
... ...
in 1984 J. & A. Beare and Bein & Fushi
in 1984 Otto Armin
from 1984 Landeskreditbank Baden Württemburg

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London
  • Certificate: Hieronymus Köstler, Stuttgart

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-VIII), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • Die L-Bank Instrumentensammlung, Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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