Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1701, the 'Circle, Nachez'

Violin: 41312

Back: Two-piece of handsome, flamed maple

Varnish: Orange-red

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"The name comes from an unusual mark, a compass, one point of which was centered about on the upper peg, the other drawn lightly in the arc of a circle which is visible on the back."

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago


in 1870 Tuvache
until 1879 David Laurie
1879-1900 Engelhard
from 1900 Charles F. Edler
in 1902 and until 1904 Tivador Nachèz
until 1904 Charles F. Edler
from 1904 Heinrich Koenigswerther
in 1961 Mrs. Hilda Newkirk
... ...
in 1990 Current owner

Known players

Tivador Nachèz, William Preucil

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Max Möckel, Berlin (1930)
  • Certificate: Gand & Bernardel, Paris (1879) States that the instrument was previously owned for many years by Monsieur Tuvache of Rouen.
  • Certificate: Chardon & Fils, Paris (1879)

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.)


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone Fernando Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • William Preucil


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