Despite the original label listing 1703 as the date, most experts believe the real year of construction was 1697/98 based on the narrow model used.
Die L-Bank Instrumentensammlung, Die L-Bank Instrumentensammlung, Karlsruhe
"A peculiar feature found on the back is a series of irregular sap marks that, like a swarm of bees attracted by the sugary varnish, have populated the bottom corner on the right hand side, providing the instrument with a distinguishing mark." – Alessandra Barabaschi
Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne