Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, the 'Magg'

Cello: 41608

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat 1698."

Back: Two-piece of poplar cut on the slab

Scroll: possibly by Omobono

Length of back: 73.7 cm

Upper bouts: 33.9 cm

Middle bouts: 22.4 cm

Lower bouts: 43.4 cm

There are 57 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1913 Hamma & Co.
from 1913 Wilhelm Keller & Lammert
in 1947 Hans Weisshaar
until 1956 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1956-1991 Fritz Magg
until 1991 Jacques Français
in 1991 Deutsche Bank
from 1991 Current owner

Known players

Professor Saal

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1991) #3146.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1956)

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.)


  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Private Archives - 1610
  • 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)


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