Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1699, the 'Camposelice'

Violin: 41278

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


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
in 1917 Alfred C. Marshall
until 1936 Hart & Son
from 1936 Current owner

Known players

Orrea Pernel

Certificates & Documents

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

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.)


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


You already have a Tarisio account. Please login to continue.

Forgot Password



Please register or ​to continue.



Please register or ​to continue.

We have sent you an email.
Please follow the link to confirm your registration.


Create Your Password

Click the button below and we'll email you a link to generate your Tarisio password.