Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1716, the 'Adolf Busch'

Violin: 41413

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with medium to broad-width flame ascending from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow-width flame broadening toward the edges.

Ribs: and head of similar wood.

Varnish: of a reddish orange-brown color.

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75

Middle bouts: 11.1

Lower bouts: 20.65

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in 1908 Robert Koeber
1913-1933 Adolf Busch
... ...
from 1941 Hamma & Co.
in 1944 Sold by Henry Werro
Ministre Stucki
from 2010 Current owner

Known players

Adolf Busch

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern (1944)
  • Certificate: Fridolin Hamma, Stuttgart (1939)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1908)

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  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)


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