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 is 1 additional image in the archive which is 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
from 1928 David S. Carter
in 1937 Sold by Emil Herrmann
... ...
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 (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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