Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, the 'Marquis de Cholmondeley'

Cello: 41455

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1698."

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

Top: of very fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: attributed to Florenus Guidantus of Bologna; of faint medium to broad curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 74.0 cm

Upper bouts: 35 cm

Middle bouts: 23.9 cm

Lower bouts: 43.7 cm

There are 7 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Muzio Clementi
John Betts
Marquis de Cholmondeley
until 1883 Drury
from 1883 David Bittner
until 1895 Kuppe
from 1895 Robert von Mendelssohn
in 1935 and until 1939 Francesco Mendelssohn
1939-1943 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1943 and in 1945 Grace L. Broadbent
... ...
in 1964 Sold by Frank Passa
until 1969 Jacques Français
from 1969 Unknown
in 1988 Sold by Sotheby's

Known players

Ralph Oxman

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1969) #861.
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1943)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1934)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

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.)


  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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