Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'Maazel, Artot'

Violin: 40210

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis, faciebat anno 1722."

Back: Two-piece

Ribs: matching back

Varnish: Brownish-red

Length of back: 35.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8

Middle bouts: 11.4

Lower bouts: 20.8


until c. 1842 Alexandre Joseph Artôt
c. 1842-c. 1895 Lenepveu de Lafont
... ...
in 1923 Sold by Alfred Vidoudez
from 1923 Thomas C. Petersen
in 1929 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
in 1936 Sold by Lyon & Healy
1936-1953 Albert Spalding
... ...
in 1959 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1959-c. 1995 Dr David Young
in 1996 Anonymous
1996-2013 Lorin Maazel
until 2017 Anonymous
in 2017 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2017 Anonymous
from 2017 Current owner

Known players

Albert Spalding, Alexandre Joseph Artôt, Lorin Maazel

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Dietmar Machold (photocopy), Bremen (1995)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc. (photocopy), New York, NY (1960)
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy (photocopy), Chicago, IL (1936)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1928)
  • Certificate: Alfred Vidoudez (photocopy), Geneva (1923) dates it as 1721.

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.)


  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • New Jersey Entertainment | Music, Movies, TV, Events & More -
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1929), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Stradivarius Memorial Association
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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