Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1718, the 'Graf von der Goltz'


Violin: 41421

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1718"

Back: Two-piece of medium curl desending from the joint

Top: of medium to fine grain at the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of small fainter curl

Ribs: of slightly fainter medium curl

Varnish: Reddish-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

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Notes:

Goodkind lists this instrument twice, as the 'von der Goltz' p.493 and the 'Glasl' p.502

The Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Larchmont, NY

Provenance

- Walter Leonard
in c. 1958 Sold by Hermann Glassl
c. 1958 - 1962 Professor Conrad von der Goltz
in 1961 Henry Werro
- Jo Juda
in 1978 Sold by Sotheby's

Known players

Ferenc Kiss, Jo Juda, Professor Conrad von der Goltz

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1963)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1959)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Correspondence with Thijs Kramer, January, 2005
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 22, 1978, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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