Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1665

Violin: 40013

Labeled, "Jacobus Stainer in Absam mope OEnipontum, 1665."

Back: One-piece bird's eye maple.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with very fine grain expanding towards the edges.

Scroll: of maple of plain figure.

Ribs: of similar wood to the back.

Varnish: of a golden brown colour.

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.0 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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- Dr. Schwennicke
- G. Winterling
- E. Holzmann
from 1967 Ferdinand Holzmann
in 1982 Ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln
until 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2013 Current owner

Known players

Reinhard Goebel

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2015) Dates the latest ring of bass and treble sides as 1621 and 1612 respectively. Written report available for purchase upon request
  • Certificate: Schreiber & Lugert, Hamburg (1967)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1964)

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.)


  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt (illustrated)
  • Tartu Early Music Festival


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