Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1683, the 'Lord Aylesford'


Violin: 40109

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: almost plain

Varnish: Orange-yellow-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Provenance

in 1780 Felice de Giardini
... ...
in 1790 Lord Aylesford
... ...
in 1828 George Ware
until 1838 Dodd
from 1838 Reuter
until 1914 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1914 R. S. Williams & Son
from 1920 Walter Gretsch
from 1923 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1924 - 1925 Leslie W. Brown
1925 - 1926 Emil Herrmann
from 1926 Lidus von Giltay
in 1961 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1914)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1677.

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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