Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1726, the 'Guitar Strad, Braga, Chanot-Chardon'

Violin: 41483

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonesis / Faciebat Anno 1718."

Back: Two-piece of plain wood

Top: of even and rather open-grained pine

Ribs: Cut on the slab and marked by a faint very small curl

Varnish: Light brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Originally built as a violino d'amore and modified to be a violin more than 100 years ago.

An unusual Stradivari, The Strad, December, 1964, London


- John Alvery Turner
in 1859 Captain Francis Taylor
... ...
in 1890 Mrs. Griffith
... ...
in 1907 Miss Taylor
until 1945 Mrs. Lilian Cooper
from 1945 Pugh
until 1951 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1964 John V. Braga
in 1964 George Whitman
in 1968 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1968 Anonymous
from 1987 Joshua Bell
in 2004 Timothy Baker
- Current owner

Known players

Joshua Bell, Simone Lamsma, Timothy Baker

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2008) #X-4475.
  • Letter: Charles Beare, London (1968) To Mr. Duffy.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc. (photocopy), New York, NY (1968) scroll not original
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1951) To John V. Braga.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1951)

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