Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1718, the 'Szigeti, Benno Walter'

Violin: 41479

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece, cut on the slab

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Prince of Donaueschingen
Anton Bohrer
Count Ludwig von Eichthal
Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
Herbert Limberg
Sold by Ernst Kessler
in 1890 Benno Walter
until 1898 Bernard Sinsheimer
in 1898 Oswald Schilbach
1898-1924 Miss A. Harris
in 1911 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1911 Hamma & Co.
from 1924 Oswald Schilbach
in 1927 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1927 Oswald Schilbach
from 1943 Deszo Szigeti
in 1957 Sold by Herbert Brandwig
... ...
in 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1957)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1944) No. 1306.
  • Letter: Oswald A. Schilbach, New York, NY (1931)
  • Certificate: Oswald A. Schilbach, 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.)


  • Antonio Stradivari in Japan, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1980 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, September, 1940, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, January, 1944, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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