Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1686, the 'Nachez, Hill'


Violin: 40753

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1706"; the '86' was once changed to '1701'

Back: One-piece cut on the slab with irregular medium curl

Top: of medium grain narrowing towards the flanks

Scroll: of more pronounced medium curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

There are 17 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Emil Herrmann notes: "1932: fiel Fradkin mit der Geige in Theater eine Treppe hinunter, sie erhielt einige Risse und wurde von der Versicherungs. . . Er erhielt $20,000 dafür ausgezahlt. . ."

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC

Provenance

until 1872 Joseph Gillott
in 1872 Sold by Christie's
from 1872 George Hart
until 1880 Royal De Forest Hawley
from 1880 George Hart
until 1884 Captain John Audley Harvey
from 1884 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1893 Reverend A. Willan
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Captain John Audley Harvey
1897 - 1906 Mrs. Sam Lewis
from 1906 Tivador Nachèz
1913 - 1914 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1914 Mrs. Hall
1914 - 1932 Fredric Fradkin
in 1932 Insurance company
1932 - 1933 Emil Herrmann
from 1937 Fischer
from 1944 Victor Dardenne
- Luthier Rosenthal & Son
in 1955 Szpinalski
... ...
in 1979 Sold by Sotheby Parke Bernet
until 1974 Kenneth Warren & Son
until 1979 J. C. Lindsey
... ...
in 2008 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1974)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1955)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1936) Certifies that the instrument bears the date 1701 on the label but the correct date is 1686.
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1924)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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.)

References

  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Joseph Gillott, Cozio Carteggio feature, John Dilworth, Feb 2020
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 24, 1979, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 3, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY
  • 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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