Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1710, the 'Fuchs, Menges'


Violin: 40486

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1710."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl sloping downwards from the center joint

Top: of medium grain, opening out towards the treble flank

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- Menges
until 1956 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1956 Joseph Fuchs
- Giovanni Battista Viotti
- E. Magaziner
until 1960 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1960 Fuch
until 1965 Hans Weisshaar
... ...
in 1976 Sold by Harry A. Duffy
from 1965 Unknown
- Sold by Jacques Français
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1948)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, 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.)

References

  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 57 (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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