Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, the 'Rouse-Boughton'

Violin: 41265

Bearing its original label, but the date has been changed to 1703.

Back: One-piece with narrow, regular flaming, running somewhat diagonally, being slightly lower on the bass side

Varnish: Golden-yellow ground coat with orange-red varnish on top

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 10.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.15 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


1810 - 1907 Rouse-Boughton
in 1907 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
until 1911 W. E. Hill & Sons
1911 - 1912 Robert Augustus Bower
in 1912 Sold by August Herrmann
in 1912 Willi Seibert
1912 - 1928 Frank Gittelson
in 1928 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1928 David S. Carter
in 1937 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
... ...
in 1945 Mrs. Olga Monks-Perzoff
... ...
in 2002 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Boris Kuschnir

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1991) X-385.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1937)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1913)

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.)


  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Private Papers
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)


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