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 Francais
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

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

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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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