Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1694, the 'Irish, Burgundy, St. Sebastien, Maaskoff'


Violin: 40783

Original label

Back: One-piece, with small wings added to the lower flanks; flaming is similar to the 1698 Weinberger

Top: of fine grain

Scroll: of wide curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Dark reddish-brown

Length of back: 36.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

"This remarkably preserved 'Long Strad' may logically be called 'The Burgundy' because of its sparkling, powerful tone and the fact that it once was owned by a wine merchant."

Violin-of-the-Month, String Player, Vol. 4, No. 1


Dated 1693.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Spa

Provenance

- Cardinal Garcia of Cadiz
- Allen Dowell
- Sweetman
- Richard Levey
from 1885 M. G. Meier
from 1890 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1902 J. H. Muirhead
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Thomas Baker
until 1909 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1909 George W. Wedekind
until 1931 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1931 Anton Maaskoff
in 1945 Ansley K. Salz
1950 - 1954 Roger N. Chittolini
until 1954 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1954 - 2003 Dr. F. William Sunderman
... ...
in 2015 Current owner

Known players

Anton Maaskoff, Richard Levey

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1954)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1931)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Violins & Violinists, August-September, 1945, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Reuning & Son Violins – Connoisseurs and Dealers in Violins, Violas, 'Cellos and Their Bows
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa
  • 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)
  • String Player, Vol. 4, No. 1 (illustrated)

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