Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1710, the 'Baron Rothschild, Gore-Booth'

Cello: 40707

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1710."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl descending from the joint

Top: of medium grain, opening out towards the flanks

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden orange

Length of back: 75.6 cm

Upper bouts: 34.2 cm

Middle bouts: 22.9 cm

Lower bouts: 43.8 cm

There are 58 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sir Robert Gore-Booth
until 1890 David Laurie
from 1890 Baron Nathaniel Rothschild
until 1938 Baron Alphonse Rothschild
1938 - 1956 German authorities
in 1956 Baroness Clarice de Rothschild
in 1956 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1956 F. W. Friedler
until 1963 Jacques Français
from 1963 A. Wallenstein
1970 - 1978 Irvine P.. Tushinki
in 1978 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1978 Peter Biddulph
- Anonymous
- Current owner

Known players

Rocco Filippini

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1963) #721.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1956)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1956)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 2005, Carlo Chiesa, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • I violoncelli di Antonio Stradivari, Bruce Carlson, Conzorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, November, 1978, Robert Lewin, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8-9, 1978, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Strad, August, 2016, Alessandra Barabaschi, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone F. Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (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)


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