Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, the 'De Kermadec Bläss'

Cello: 40690

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1698."

Back: Two-piece poplar

Top: Medium grain in the center, broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: Pear wood

Ribs: Wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown over a golden ground

Length of back: 75.9 cm

Upper bouts: 34.45 cm

Middle bouts: 23.1 cm

Lower bouts: 44.15 cm

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- De Kermadec
- Parceveaux
until 1909 Francis Touche
from 1909 Robert Templer
until 1957 Hélène Richardson
1957 - 1958 Arnold Sprenger
... ...
in 1966 Rolf Habisreutinger
... ...
in 2001 Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger, Switzerland

Known players

Anita Leuzinger, Christian Poltéra, Stefan Jess-Kropfitsch


  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band III und IV, Die Cremoneser Schule / Antonius Stradivarius, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Stefan Jess & Barbara Moser
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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