Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'Rode'

Violin: 40244

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1722"

Back: One-piece of medium curl

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening slightly on the flanks

Scroll: of somewhat broader curl

Ribs: of somewhat broader curl

Varnish: Chestnut-brown

Length of back: 35.45 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75 cm

Middle bouts: 10.85 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

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"The "Rode," although of this date (1722), and partaking of the same characteristics -- except in regard to its ornamentation -- is distinguished by a mature fullness and spontaneity of utterance somewhat wanting in the former."

Antonio Stradivarius: His Life & Work, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), London

"This violin is illustrated in our work on the Life of Stradivari and is in our opinion the finest example of the inlaid specimens made by him."

Letter from A. Phillips Hill to Gerald Segelman


until 1740 Marquis Vincenzo Carbonelli
from 1740 Count Pomponio Spelimbergo
- Nicolas Lupot
- Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
until 1836 Duc D'Olbreuse
1836 - 1873 M. Norès
from 1873 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
until 1890 Charles Lamoureux
in 1890 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1890 Charles James Oldham
until 1907 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1907 Robert E. Brandt
until 1908 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1908 W. M. Scott
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Richard Bennett
until 1945 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1945 Major S. V. Shea-Simonds
- Clarence S. Payne
until 1954 W. E. Hill & Sons
1954 - 1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust
until 2014 Anonymous
from 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Dr. Micha Beuting, Hamburg (2005) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1713.
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954) To Gerald Segelman, recounting the history of the instrument.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954)

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.)


  • The Strad, May, 2005, David Schoenbaum, Newsquest, London (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: l'estetica sublime, Maurizio Villa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902 (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-VI), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Beautiful Italian Violins, Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Letter from A. Phillips Hill to Gerald Segelman, May 10, 1954
  • Luthier's Corner | Just another WordPress site
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston
  • Stradivari Pictures
  • The Stradivari Legacy, Carlo Chiesa & Duane Rosengard, Peter Biddulph, London (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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