Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1734, the 'Willemotte'

Violin: 41571

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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"Antonio was 90 years old when this violin was made, and his sons, Omobono and Francesco, were taking much of the responsibility of the famed Cremona workshop, yet this instrument is unmistakeably from the father's hand."

Bein & Fushi Catalog, August, 1987, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi Catalog, August, 1987, Chicago


- Charles F. Edler
- Kebs Collection
- Sold by Henry Werro
- Maria Lidka
in 1880 Jean Baptiste Cartier
until 1886 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
from 1886 Charles Willemotte
in 1928 Dr. Gerhard Tischer
until 1983 Bein & Fushi, Inc
1983 - 1988 Albert Overhauser
... ...
in 1998 Anonymous
... ...
from 2017 Current owner

Known players

Leonidas Kavakos

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1928) Photographs added in 1960. States that the instrument was made entirely by Antonio, without assistance from his sons.
  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1928) To Dr Gerhard Tischer.

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
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1984 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1987 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, August, 1987, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago
  • Christophe Landon Rare Violins 2010 Calendar, New York (illustrated)
  • Christophe Landon Rare Violins 2012 Calendar, New York (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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