"Proof to support the theory that this violin had a relationship with the Prussian royal family is provided by a brand impressed into the back of the violin just beneath the end button, which depicts a crown and the inititals 'G. I. d. K. S.' along with 'n. 8'. An explanation of the initials was provided by Hans Diestel, who wrote below a series of pictures of the violin: 'Eigentum der General-Intendantur der Königlichen Schauspiele zu Berlin.' At the time, the instrument still belonged to the Hohenzollern family and was kept in Charlottenburg, the castle commissioned by Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, in Berlin."
Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne