Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1716, the 'Baron Oppenheim, Professor Exner'

Violin: 40140

Bearing its original label dated 1716 but the year has been changed.

Back: Two-piece of handsome curly maple, with narrow flaming dropping slightly to the outside

Top: has a knot in the wood on the bass side several centimeters from the f-hole

Ribs: of broader flaming

Varnish: Orange-red on top of a golden-yellow base

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.85 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Listed as 1719 in Goodkind.

The Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Larchmont, NY


- Luigi Tarisio
- Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
- Baron Oppenheim
- Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
1896 - 1925 Gustav Exner
1925 - 1927 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1927 Raymond Pitcairn
- Herbert Light
in 1984 Tsugio Tokunaga
until 1993 Robert Capurso
... ...
in 2002 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Alexander Janiczek, Günter Pichler, Gustav Exner, Karl Halíř, Willy Hess

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Helmuth A. Keller, Philadelphia, PA (1967)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1927)
  • Certificate: W. H. Hammig & Co., Berlin (1923)

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 in Japan, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • The Strad, April, 1994, Orpheus, London
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Observations
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Emil Herrmann Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Divertimento, CD booklet, Chandos
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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