Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1731, the 'Braga'

Cello: 41557

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 74.2 cm

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in 1870 Gaetano Braga
- Sold by Caressa & Francais
- Luigi Mancini
- Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
until 1978 Jacques Francais
from 1978 Current owner

Known players

Myung-Wha Chung

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1978) #2063.

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  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Chung Trio - Reunion in 10 years...
  • Correspondence with Galileo di Ilio, August, 2006
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague (illustrated)
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 43 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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