Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693, the 'Gendron, Speyer'


Cello: 41454

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1693"

Back: Two-piece with wings in the bouts

Scroll: later, possibly by Giacomo Rivolta

Length of back: 74.9 cm

Upper bouts: 34.3 cm

Middle bouts: 23.6 cm

Lower bouts: 43.6 cm

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Notes:

"At some point in the past the cello was reduced in size..." – Alessandra Barabaschi

Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne

Provenance

- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Sir Edgar Speyer
- Lady Speyer
1958 - 1990 Maurice Gendron
1990 - 1995 Gendron family
from 1995 Foundation for the Arts and Culture of North Rhine Westphalia

Known players

Maria Kliegel, Maurice Gendron

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hieronymus Köstler, Stuttgart (2007)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1992)

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References

  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Maria Kliegel, The Way I Play
  • Telling the Truth: Maurice Gendron interview

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