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 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, New York, New York, NY (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 Fernando 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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