Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1696, the 'Lord Aylesford'


Cello: 40267

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Rich red

Length of back: 79.4 cm

Upper bouts: 36.2 cm

Middle bouts: 25.5 cm

Lower bouts: 46.1 cm

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Provenance

in 1780 Felice de Giardini
... ...
in 1902 Lord Aylesford
until 1925 Hamma & Co.
1925 - 1940 Harry Wahl
1945 - 1946 Emil Herrmann
1946 - 1947 Gregor Piatigorsky
from 1947 Emil Herrmann
from c. 1965 Henry Werro
in 2003 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
from 2003 Nippon Music Foundation

Known players

Gregor Piatigorsky, János Starker, Pablo Ferrández

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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References

  • The Strad 2011 Calendar: Cello Heroes, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? - Supplementary Remarks
  • Les Violons - Venetians Instruments
  • Nippon Music Foundation Instrument Recipients
  • Nippon Music Foundation: Lord Aylesford Stradivari
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone F. Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (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)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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