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


Violin: 41487

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

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Provenance

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)

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References

  • 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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