Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1735, the 'Nestor, Leveque, Rode'


Violin: 40533

Original label, with the final digits altered to read "1727"; "fatto de Anni 89"

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.25 cm

Upper bouts: 16.25 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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Notes:

The first instrument to bear a note on the label indicating Stradivari's age -- "fatto de Anni 83". [actually, it's "Anni 89"]

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago


"By 1915 it had acquired the moniker 'Le Nestor' which likely was derived from the Greek king Nestor whose 'voice flows sweeter than honey.'"

Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Cremona

Provenance

- Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
in 1830 General La Molière
until 1875 C. N. E. Gand
from 1875 Colonel Levêque
until 1916 Albert Caressa
... ...
in 1925 Herbert S. Grimes
- Henry Hottinger
until 1960 Wurlitzer
from 1960 Jerry Castellone
until 1969 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1969 Dr. Lise B. Elson
in 2001 Current owner

Known players

James Buswell

References

  • A Thousand Mornings of Music, Arnold Gingrich, Crown Publishers, New York (illustrated)
  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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