Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700, the 'Petri'


Violin: 41307

Labeled, "Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1700"

Back: One-piece, slab-cut of some medium and broad curl ascending to the left

Top: close-grained, broadening slightly on the base flanks

Scroll: later, of bolder medium curl

Varnish: Red on a golden brown ground

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

Provenance

- Max Brode
until 1902 Richard Weichold
1902 - 1914 Professor Henri Willem Petri
from 1916 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2003) "I am happy to say that the sequences from the front of the Violin cross match very significantly other dated instrument sequences and chronologies at the dates shown in the report." The report states that the two pieces of the table probably came from different trees of a similar early period. "..What is rather pleasing is the bass side very closely resembles the bass side of another Antonio Stradivari Violin dated 1699..."
  • Certificate: D. R. Hill & Son, Great Missenden (2000)

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References

  • Berühmte Geigen und ihre Schicksale, P. J. Tonger, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 10, 2003, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London
  • Catalog der Firma Hamma & Co., Saiteninstrumenten, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999

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