Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1683, the 'Suk'

Violin: 40740

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece cut on the half-slab

Top: of medium fine grain

Scroll: plain

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 19.8 cm

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from 1800 Kreusser
- Cohen
from 1880 G. W. Woods
in 1895 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1895 Sold by K. B. Dvorak
from 1895 Josef Suk
from 1935 Hans Hahn
until 1949 Emil Herrmann, New York
in 1949 Sold by Hans Weisshaar
from 1949 Current owner

Known players

Josef Suk

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1949)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1947)

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  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (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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