Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1727, the 'Kreutzer'

Violin: 40535

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1727" and "Choisi par Kreutzer."

Back: One-piece of small curl

Top: of narrow grain broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden orange

Length of back: 35.7 cm

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until 1806 Nicolas Lupot
from 1806 Grand Duke of Russia
until 1885 David Laurie
1880-1906 E. Hertel
from 1885 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1906 Sold by Caressa & Français
from 1906 Hamma & Co.
in 1909 Xavier Wittman
from 1910 Wittgenstein family
in 1925 Senator William Andrews Clark
until 1958 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1958-1998 George Kress
in 1998 Sold by Christie's
from 1998 Current owner

Known players

Maxim Vengerov, Rudolph Kreutzer

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1958)
  • Receipt: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1958)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1958)

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  • Alte Geigen (Hamma, 1939), Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Berühmte Geigen und ihre Schicksale, P. J. Tonger, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 1, 1998, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart, Willibald Freiherr von Lütgendorff, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Geschichte der Violine, Fritz Meyer, Bosworth & Co (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart
  • The Strad 2001 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • The Violin Book, Bafalon, London (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 2007, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)


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