Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1727, the 'Reynier, Regnier'
Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1727."
Back: Two-piece native Italian maple of narrow horizontal curl
Top: of medium grain in the center, opening out very slightly towards the flanks
Scroll: of wood similar to back
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Length of back: 35.3 cm
Upper bouts: 20.75 cm
Lower bouts: 16.7 cm
Notes:"This violin is referred to by Doring and Henley as the 'ex Regnier or Reynier'. The confusion over the name seems to stem from the Hart certificate in which George Hart states that 'This violin is known as "the Regnier Stradivar" from its having belonged to the celebrated French violinist of that name.' In fact he was probably referring to Leon Reynier who is known to have been a prize winner at the Paris Conservatoire in 1847 and who, up until 1871 owned another Stradivari violin dated 1681 which has taken his name (see Doring p. 43)."
Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 18, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 18, 1979, London, London
Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Spa
|from 1895||W. E. Hill & Sons|
|-||Sold by Hart & Son|
|1897 - 1915||Captain John Audley Harvey|
|in 1915||Robert Augustus Bower|
|1915 - 1938||Jules Fuerst|
|in 1938||Sold by Christie's|
|in 1979||Sold by Sotheby's|
|1979 - 1983||Jacques Français|
|in 1987||Salvatore Accardo|
|in 1994||Current owner|
Kalman Ronay, Maxim Vengerov, Salvatore Accardo
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1929)
- Letter: Kalman Ronay (1915) To Jules Fuerst, formally acknowledging the loan of the instrument to him.
- Receipt: Robert Bauer (1915) To Jules Fuerst.
- Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1897) Signed by George Hart and annotated by John Audley Harvey on May 17, 1915 and Robert A. Bauer on October 11,1915.
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.)
- Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
- Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
- How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
- The Strad, June, 1938, London (illustrated)
- Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 18, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
- Sotheby's Photo Archive
- Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa
- Vengerov inherits Heifetz's bow