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
Herbert Light
1896-1925 Gustav Exner
1925-1927 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1927 Raymond Pitcairn
in 1984 Tsugio Tokunaga
until 1993 Robert Capurso
... ...
from 1993 and 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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