Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1719, the 'Wieniawski, Bower'

Violin: 41487

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece marked by a curl of medium width, descending slightly to the right

Top: of pine, fine and even grain, opening slightly on the flanks

Ribs: of somewhat varied figure

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.75 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1850 Henri Wieniawski
until 1874 Wilkelm Deichmann
1874-1895 Theodore Deichmann
1895-1909 August Wilhelmj
until 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1943 Robert Augustus Bower
from 1943 Gerald Segelman
Sold by Peter Biddulph
Peter Oundjian
in c. 2000 Sold by Florian Leonhard
in 2003 Current owner

Known players

Henri Wieniawski, Kikuei Ikeda

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943)

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
  • 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 (illustrated)
  • In tune for the next 25 years
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 2009, Florian Leonhard, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, April, 1972, London (illustrated)


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