Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1714, the 'General Kyd, Perlman'

Violin: 40254

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece cut on the quarter with broad figure extending downwards from the center joint

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back with smaller flame

Varnish: Red

Length of back: 35.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There are 9 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Dr. James K. Sutherland
1789 - 1793 General Alexander Kyd
... ...
in c. 1810 Joseph Mee
... ...
in c. 1830 Thomas Fuller
... ...
in 1872 Mr. Rose Fuller
until c. 1917 Arthur Fuller
in 1919 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1919 - 1926 Erik Bernström
in 1928 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1928 Bernard Sinsheimer
in 1946 Sophia Fischer
from 1949 Elliot Fischer
in c. 1965 Hans Isenberg
... ...
1973 - 1975 Howard Gottlieb
c. 1980 - c. 1990 Itzhak Perlman
from 1986 Angela Gibbs Johnston
in 1992 Uto Ughi
... ...
in 2005 David L. Fulton
from c. 2005 Anonymous
from 2010 Current owner

Known players

Itzhak Perlman, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Uto Ughi

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1928) "I consider it one of the most masculine and robust examples of the master's work, being built on very much the same lnes as the celebrated "Alard" and its tonal merits are of the highest. . ."
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1928)
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1700.
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY

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, 1714, "General Kyd"
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Bein & Fushi 1994 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi catalog, Spring, 1993, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago
  • The Strad, November, 2002, Joanna Pieters, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 1962, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Late Cremonese Violin Makers, Dmitry Gindin, Editioni Novecento, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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