Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Lipinski'

Violin: 40497

Back: Two-piece, with original wings in the lower bouts

Scroll: Rather widely cut at the throat of the scroll

Length of back: 35.9 cm


Quoting Lipinski: "He [Salvini] received me with great cordiality, and before I had unfolded my music he said 'Please give me your violin.' I handed it to him and was amazed to see him grasp it firmly by the neck and strike it with all his might on the edge of the table, on which it fell, smashed to atoms. But with the greatest coolness and tranquility the old gentleman then opened a violin-case which was lying on the same table, and carefully taking from it a violin, said, 'Try this instrument!'"

Lipinski's Violin, Count von Krockow, The Violin Times, January, 1896, London

Dated 1717. . . "Repaired by Hill in 1903. . ."

Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC


until 1770 Giuseppe Tartini
1770 - 1817 Salvini
1817 - 1861 Karol Jozef Lipinski
from 1861 Richard Weichold
until 1897 Engelbert Röntgen
1897 - 1922 Julius Röntgen I
in 1922 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1922 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1922 - 1927 Alexander P. Malozemoff
from 1927 Alfredo Saint Malo
1931 - 1932 Milan Lusk
1937 - 1941 Roger N. Chittolini
1941 - 1949 Dr. Martinez Cañas
1949 - 1961 José Martinez-Canãs
1961 - 1962 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1962 - 2007 Richard Anschuetz
2007 - 2014 Frank Almond
2014 - 2014 Reported stolen
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Angel Reyes, Evi Liivak, Frank Almond, Julius (II) Röntgen, Karel Jozef Lipinski, Louis Persinger

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1981) #2296.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY

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