Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693, the 'Bonnet'


Cello: 30777

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonesis Faciebat Anno 1693 AS"

Back: in two-pieces cut on the slab with horizontal flame of medium to narrow width.

Top: of pronounced medium width grain.

Scroll: almost plain.

Ribs: of wood similar to the back.

Varnish: of a golden-brown color.

Length of back: 75.4 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- Bonnet
in 1878 M. Lecomte
until 1912 Caressa & Francais
from 1912 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Valuation: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1971)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris (1912)
  • Letter: Pablo Casals

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References

  • Private Archives - 10072
  • 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
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 1986 (illustrated)
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments

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