Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, the 'Armand von Vecsey'


Violin: 40882

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1727 AS"

Back: Two-piece of horizontal medium curl in the upper bouts and descending slightly from the joint in the middle and lower bouts

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Ribs: of medium to narrow curl

Varnish: Red-brown on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

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Provenance

- Armand Von Vecsey
- George Lang
- Paul Olefsky
from 1993 Anonymous
from 2017 Current owner

Known players

Michael Ferril

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Dario D'Attili, Dumont, NJ (1984) States that the volute is original and the remainder of the scroll later.
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1979) States that the entire scroll is original.
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA States that the volute is original and the remainder of the scroll later.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna States that the volute is original and the remainder of the scroll later.

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References

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Index of /
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 14, 1990, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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