Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1724, the 'Paganini, Bentinck, Stucki, Sandor Vegh'

Violin: 41516

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1724."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 36.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.15 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Count Ignazio Alessandro Cozio di Salabue
until 1840 Nicolò Paganini
1840-1853 Baron Achille Paganini
from 1853 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
Charles Adolph Maucotel
Baron Arnold A. Bentinck van Nijenhuis
until 1881 Charles Windham Stanhope, 7th Earl of Harrington
1881-1920 Charles Augustus Stanhope, 8th Earl of Harrington
in 1920 Coureau
in 1920 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
from 1920 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1938 Marcus James Astle
in 1938 Mrs. Lifetree
in 1938 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
1938-1941 Henry Werro
from 1941 Jürg Stucki
in 1957 Dr. Walter Stucki
1958-1993 Sándor Végh
from 1993 Current owner

Known players

Sándor Végh

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1938)
  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1938)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1921)

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 (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers, Volume 2, Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn Ltd., London (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violins & Violinists, Fall, 1941, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 11 (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Puttick & Simpson Catalogue of Old and Modern Violins, Violas and Violoncellos, February 17, 1938, London, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson, London (illustrated)
  • The Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737


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