Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1710, the 'Vieuxtemps, Hauser'

Violin: 41361

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Red

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The instrument was the subject of an interesting suit when in 1892 Gemunder Brothers enabled Leonora von Stosch to try out the instrument. As she couldn't afford to purchase it herself, it was several months before she found a patron, Gordon McKay, who bought the instrument directly from Isidor Hauser for $5,000. Gemunder Brothers subsequently sued Isidor Hauser because they didn't receive a commission for the sale. The jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff and awarded Gemunder $500, plus $25 interest.

Her $5,000 Stradivarius, The New York Times, New York


- Count Strogonoff
- Sold by Henri Vieuxtemps
in 1888 Miska Hauser
until 1892 Isidor Hauser
from 1892 Gordon McKay
from 1999 Current owner

Known players

Leonora von Stosch, Samuel Magad

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare (photocopy), London (1998)
  • Certificate: August R. Weichold, Dresden (1890)
  • Letter certificate: August Gemünder, New York, NY (1889)
  • Letter: George Gemünder, Astoria, NY (1889) "...a rarity as this well preserved, but also on account on its tone for it must be difficult to find another genuine Stradivari violin with a tone equal to this one of the G string.."
  • Certificate: George Hart, London (1888)
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL

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
  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, Winter, 1995, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The New York Times, New York, January 18, 1893
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Violin Gallery, George A. Dissmore, Des Moines, IA (illustrated)
  • Vieuxtemp’s Violins, Cozio Carteggio feature, Tully Potter, Feb 2020


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