Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1704, the 'Liebieg, Schneiderhan'

Violin: 40206

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1704 AS."

Back: Two-piece of broad curl descending from the joint

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of medium curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1894 Mrs Dowbigging
1894-1895 W. E. Hill & Sons
1895-1908 W. M. Scott
from 1908 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1911 Albert Caressa
from 1911 Baron Alfred von Liebieg
Sold by Hamma & Co.
Sold by Georg Rauer
in 1937 Hermine Rauer
Sold by Henry Werro
until 1952 Hermine Rauer
1952-1991 Wolfgang Schneiderhan
from 1991 Rony Rogoff
in 2004 Velux Foundation
until 2009 John & Arthur Beare
from 2009 Foundation Dkfm Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung

Known players

Nikolaj Znaider, Wolfgang Schneiderhan

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Ferdinand Kügler, Vienna (1991)
  • Certificate: Eugen Tenucci, Zurich (1952)
  • Certificate: Bicentenario Stradivariano, Cremona (1937)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY #3193.

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.)


  • 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
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • National Arts Centre | Canada is our stage
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 7, 1991, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • 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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