Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1658

Violin: 41690

Labeled, "Jacobus Stainer in Absom / prope Oenpontum..1658."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl

Top: of narrow grain broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red gold

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


in 1915 Sold by Lyon & Healy
- Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
in 1948 Richard Klein
- Alfred De Liagre
until 1961 Emil Herrmann, New York
- Richard Kathan
- Hazel Jean Kirk
in 1998 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1948)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1941) EH 2116

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  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 18, 1998, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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