Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1694-5, the 'Halir'


Violin: 40774

Original label, but date has been changed to 1720

Back: Two-piece with medium flames sloping downwards from the center joint

Top: of spruce of even medium grain

Scroll: of slightly narrower and fainter figure

Ribs: of slightly narrower and fainter figure

Varnish: Amber to orange-brown

Length of back: 36.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

until 1909 Karl Halíř
- Robert von Mendelssohn
until 1932 Emil Herrmann
from 1932 Mrs. Marie-Louise Bok
from 1936 Curtis Institute in Philadelphia
until 1947 William Moennig & Son
in 1951 Dr. James K. Sutherland
- Gordon Staples
- Philip Greenberg
- Current owner

Known players

Jascha Brodsky, Karl Halíř, Philip Greenberg

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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References

  • Correspondence with Philip Greenberg, February, 2006
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Guarneri House Rare Old Violins, Philip Greenberg, Guarneri House, Grand Rapids, MI (illustrated)
  • The Stradivarius Memorial Association
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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