Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1707, the 'Fau, Castelbarco'

Cello: 41465

Back: Two-piece of poplar cut on the slab

Scroll: of beech

Length of back: 75.8 cm

Upper bouts: 34.15 cm

Middle bouts: 22.75 cm

Lower bouts: 43.95 cm

There are 35 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


The date on the label has been altered to read 1697. A brochure, limited to 200 numbered copies, was distributed by Alfred & Pierre Vidoudez, "Lutheria du Conservatoire de Musique de Genève," in May 1940, describing this instrument.

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


until 1862 Count Cesare Pompeo Castelbarco
in 1862 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
1862 - 1863 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
... ...
in 1902 Eugène Fau
... ...
from 1940 Alfred Vidoudez
until 1959 Henry Werro
until 1961 Henry Werro
1961 - 2006 Aurora Natola-Ginastera
from 2006 Current owner

Known players

Aurora Natola-Ginastera

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1939) To Vidoudez.
  • Letter: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris (1863) To Eugene Fau.

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.)


  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • 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
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • The Adventures of a Cello
  • 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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