Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'de Chaponay'
Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1722."
Back: One-piece marked with a faint curl descending from left to right
Top: of medium-grained pine
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Upper bouts: 17 cm
Middle bouts: 11.1 cm
Lower bouts: 21 cm
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|until 1857||Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume|
|1857 - 1876||Count de Chaponay|
|until 1888||W. E. Hill & Sons|
|1888 - 1903||George W. Mackenzie|
|in 1903||Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons|
|from 1903||Charles James Oldham|
|until 1904||Robert E. Brandt|
|in 1904||Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons|
|from 1904||Dr. Felix Landau|
|1949 - 1965||Henry Hottinger|
|from 1965||Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.|
|1978 - 2000||Daniel Heifetz|
|in 2022||Current owner|
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2003) X-4239.
- Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1713.
- Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London ". . . although more strikingly beautiful examples of the maker exist, I am of the opinion that none surpass it [the Chaponay] in the robustness of its construction and purity of its condition."
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- Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
- Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
- Italian Violin Makers (2001), Teruhiko Sato, Nippon Gengakki, Tokyo (illustrated)
- Private Papers
- The Strad, January, 1969, London (illustrated)
- Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
- W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)