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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