Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1701, the 'Markees'


Violin: 41415


Notes:

Dated 1716, but probably an earlier work.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago

Provenance

- Karl Markees
- John Friedrich & Brothers
in 1925 Current owner

Known players

Olive Mead

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Joseph Joachim (1901) To Markees: "I know the violin and have played it on numerous occasions and was pleased by its sparkling tone."
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann
  • Certificate: John Friedrich & Bro., New York, NY
  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London
  • Certificate: Peter Prier & Sons, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Certificate: Robertson & Sons, Albuquerque, NM

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.)

References

  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Robertson Collection, May, 2009 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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