Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1703, the 'Cobbett, Dickson-Poynder'


Violin: 41472

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1715"

Back: One-piece marked by a broad curl descending from right to left

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 35.25 cm

Middle bouts: 16.55 cm

Lower bouts: 10.9 cm

Provenance

until 1909 Sir John Dickson-Poynder
from 1909 Robert Augustus Bower
- Walter Wilson Cobbett
until 1912 George Hart
from 1912 R. S. Williams & Son
- John Honsteiner
- William Rehm
until 1935 Mrs Catherine R. Coonley
from 1935 N. Landon Hoyt
in 1965 Vincent J. Strangio
... ...
in 1972 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1972 Current owner

Known players

Emile Sauret

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1935) States that the instrument was discovered, stored away in a "lumber room", and later, about 1900, brought to the Hill firm by its owner, Sir John Dickson-Pynder.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1935) States the instrument was made around 1703 despite the label which reads 1715.

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari in Japan, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 1972, London (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 13, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, September, 1965, London (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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