Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1683, the 'Madame Bâtard'

Violin: 40744

Label not original.

Back: One piece marked by a broad curl

Scroll: from a different period

Ribs: 3 of the rib pieces are replacements

Varnish: has been retouched

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 21 cm

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from 1780 Dubose
from 1800 Madame Bâtard
until 1925 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1925 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1925 David S. Carter
from 1926 Minna Rabinowitz
Sold by Benno Rabinof
from 1932 Austin T. Levy
from 1937 Roger N. Chittolini
from 1939 Current owner

Known players

Benno Rabinof

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1923) States that the correct date is probably 1675-80.

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  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Stradivarius: sa vie, ses instruments
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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