Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1688, the 'Derenberg'

Violin: 40760

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece

Top: One-piece

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


from 1822 Alsopp
in 1832 Dutton
... ...
in 1850 James W. Driver
... ...
in 1860 Alfred Borwick
until 1885 W. E. Hill & Sons
1885-1916 Carl Derenberg
1916-1925 W. E. Hill & Sons
1925-1926 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1926-1944 Joseph Haft
from 1944 Eudice Shapiro
from 1950 Daniel Karpilowsky
until 1965 Henry Hottinger
1965-1969 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1969 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2001) X-2047.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1969)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1924)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

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.)


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, June, 1938, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • 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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