Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1689, the 'Arditi'

Violin: 40413

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.87 cm

Middle bouts: 10.87 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Bears the master's monogram A.S. on button.

Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, William Henley, Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, Sussex


until 1846 Signor Carli
in 1846 Duc de Litta
1846 - 1895 Luigi Arditi
1895 - 1896 W. E. Hill & Sons
1896 - 1918 Miss Gidley
1918 - 1920 W. E. Hill & Sons
1920 - 1929 Sir Ernest Craig
from 1929 W. E. Hill & Sons
- Richard Bennett
until 1948 W. E. Hill & Sons
1948 - 1992 Gerald Segelman
in 1992 Segelman Trust
from 1992 Howard Gottlieb
from 2007 Dextra Musica

Known players

Elise Båtnes

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1947)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1947)

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 - Catalogue of the 2008 Exhibit in Montpelier, Peter Biddulph, Frédéric Chaudière & John Dilworth, Musée Fabre / Actes Sud, Montpelier (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • The Strad, March, 2008 ('Montpelier 2008' supplement), John Dilworth, Newsquest Specialist Media, London
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Ole Bull 2010: Dextra Musica Collection, John Dilworth, Bergen
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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