Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1704, the 'Sammons'

Violin: 41331

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1704."

Back: One-piece of broad figure

Top: of very close-grained spruce

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.75 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Charles Reade
from 1884 W. E. Hill & Sons
Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
J. L. Boyde
Beare & Sons
Robert Augustus Bower
Albert Edward Sammons
in 1953 Mrs. Goldstone
until 1958 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1958 Peter Heyes
from 1961 Current owner

Known players

Cho-Liang Lin

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1958)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1958)

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 and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Elective Affinities: Tributes to Antonio Stradivari by well-known players & experts
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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