Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1717, the 'Reiffenberg'


Violin: 41538

Bearing its original label, "Antonio Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1717."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl descending from the center joint

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Reddish over a yellow ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- R. Coste
from 1900 Silvestre & Maucotel
- Hugo Reiffenberg
in 1949 Mrs. Feuerman
- E. Hertel
- Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
- Benjamin Cooper
until 1962 Jacques Français
from 1962 Jaime Laredo
until 1983 Salvatore Accardo
from 1983 Current owner

Known players

Beverly Somach, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Jacques Thibaud, Jaime Laredo, Nathan Milstein, Salvatore Accardo

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1977)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1977)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1974)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1961)
  • Certificate: Charles Enel, Paris (1934)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1901)
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY
  • Letter: Wurlitzer, New York, NY

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.)

References

  • A Fine Way to Treat ... an Estonia, 9-1-2003
  • 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)
  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1981, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Feine Streichinstrumente und Bögen, Geigenauktionen Bongartz, Aachen (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 57 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • Worlds Apart

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