Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, the 'Hämmerle, Adler'

Violin: 41355

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1709."

Back: One-piece with regular flaming dropping slightly towards the bass side

Top: Two-piece, probably from different logs

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.65 cm

Middle bouts: 10.75 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1902 Major S. V. Shea-Simonds
1907-1922 Theodor Hämmerle
1922-1925 Max Adler & family
1925-1926 Alex Zukorsky
1926-1927 Thomas C. Petersen
1927-1928 Emil Herrmann, New York
1928-1934 Harry Wahl
in 1934 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
1934-1953 Austin D. Levy
from 1953 Wolfe Wolfinsohn
until 1974 John & Arthur Beare
1974-1980 Urbanizadora Continental S/A
from 1980 Cussy D. Almeida
from 1990 and in 2002 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Cussy D. Almeida, Werner Hink

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1990)
  • Certificate: Cremona Violin Makers & Dealers, San Francisco, CA (1984)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1907)

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  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band III und IV, Die Cremoneser Schule / Antonius Stradivarius, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart, Willibald Freiherr von Lütgendorff, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Emil Herrmann Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)
  • The Strad, December, 2007, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 22, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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