Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1708, the 'Bagshawe, Webb'

Violin: 40083

Labeled, "Antopnius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1708"

Back: One-piece of broad irregular curl descending from left to right

Top: of fine grain at the center and medium grain towards the flanks

Scroll: of faint medium curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.6 cm


from 1837 Sir Bagshawe
- Bagshawe family
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1970 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1970 Anonymous
in 1978 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
from 1998 Joseph Burstein
from 2004 Current owner

Known players

Janice Martin, Jeff Thayer

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1970)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1970)

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  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 16, 1978, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 1978 (illustrated)
  • Stradivari Notes
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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