Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1699, the 'Camposelice'

Violin: 41278

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Scroll: matches ribs

Ribs: quarter-cut with a handsome flame

Varnish: deep reddish-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

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


The date of this instrument is listed as 1696 in an article by Towry Piper in the September 1917 issue of "The Strad".

How Many Strads? - Supplemental Remarks, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, December, 1945, Chicago


George Withers & Sons
until 1887 Duc de Camposelice
from 1887 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1892 Ernst Kessler
from 1892 Christopher Rawdon Briggs
until 1916 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1916 and in 1917 Alfred C. Marshall
in 1919 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1919-1923 Alfred Cecil Bonvalot
1923-1935 Antonio Antoncich
in 1936 Sold by Hart & Son
from 1936 Current owner

Known players

Orrea Pernel

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

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  • The Strad, 1917, Towry Piper, London, Sep 1917 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violins & Violinists, December, 1945, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago


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