Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1667, the 'Jenkins, Thompson'

Violin: 40729

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1667 AS."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab of horizontal broad curl, with a knot near the upper treble corner and root markings in the extreme upper bout and in the lower bouts

Top: Fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: Irregular medium to broad curl

Ribs: Cut on the quarter, of medium curl

Varnish: Golden brown on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 15.9 cm

Lower bouts: 19.6 cm


until 1899 Count Cesare Nichesola
from 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1900 and in 1902 J. Younger
until 1947 Miss Younger
1947-1948 W. E. Hill & Sons
1948-1957 Tom Jenkins
1957-1995 Michelle Jenkins
in 1995 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1995 Current owner

Known players

Tom Jenkins

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1948)

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  • A life on air
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 20, 1995, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Violin Book, Bafalon, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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