Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1725, the 'Portuguese'


Violin: 41521

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis, faciebat anno 1715, #180."

Back: Two-piece, of strong narrow flamed curly maple

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Transparent red

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6

Middle bouts: 11.1

Lower bouts: 20.6

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Notes:

Dated 1723.

Puttick & Simpson Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, January 26, 1933, London, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, January 26, 1933, London, London

Provenance

until 1870 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
from 1870 Carlos Relvas
until 1915 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1915 John Saunders
until 1929 José Relvas
from 1929 Lisbon Conservatory of Music
until 1933 J. W. Nicholson
in 1933 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
in 1937 Sold by Max Möller & Son
... ...
in 1947 Henry Werro
... ...
in 1979 Juan Luis Prieto
until 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais (photocopy), New York, NY (1979)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1947)
  • Certificate: Max Möller (photocopy) (1930)
  • Certificate: Gand & Bernardel, Paris
  • Certificate: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902 (illustrated)
  • Francis Drake Ballard catalog (Fall, 1944) (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, January, 1942, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italiaansche Vioolbouw, Max Möller, Max Möller N. V., Amsterdam (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Puttick & Simpson Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, January 26, 1933, London, Puttick & Simpson, Puttick & Simpson, London
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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