Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, the 'Joachim, Kortschak, Field'

Violin: 40474

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1698."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl

Top: of medium to narrow grain

Scroll: of smaller figure

Ribs: of smaller figure

Varnish: Red brown over a golden ground

Length of back: 36.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.2 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

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Anton Ignaz van Houtem
until 1886 Madame Weber
1886-1898 Joseph Joachim
in 1898 Strehle
until 1920 Hinderer
1920-1922 W. E. Hill & Sons
1922-1923 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1923 and in 1925 Hugo Kortschak
until 1958 William Lewis & Sons
1958-1968 Joan Field
1968-1998 Ernest H. Noren, Jr.
in 1998 Sold by Christie's
from 1998 Anonymous
c. 2000-2015 Anonymous
until 2016 Anonymous
in 2016 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2016 Current owner

Known players

Carmine Lauri

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Lewis & Sons, Chicago, IL (1958)
  • Letter certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1923)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1922)

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.)


  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 18, 1998, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal Online: Local News, Politics, Entertainment & Sports in Daytona Beach, FL
  • Hammig Notebook: Meister Strad 'Kortschak', Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, September, 1938, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London (illustrated)
  • Museum & Collections - What’s on - Royal Academy of Music
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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