Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1703, the 'Cobbett, Dickson-Poynder'
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
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Upper bouts: 16.55 cm
Middle bouts: 10.9 cm
|until 1909||Sir John Dickson-Poynder|
|from 1909||Robert Augustus Bower|
|-||Walter Wilson Cobbett|
|until 1912||George Hart|
|from 1912||R. S. Williams & Son|
|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|
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.
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 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)