Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1663

Violin: 41750

Labeled, "Jacob Stainer in Absom prope Oenipontum 1663."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending from the joint

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of faint medium curl

Ribs: cut on the slab of medium to broad curl

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.5 cm


G. W. Woods
Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1927-1929 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
Coleman Young
Alex Capurso
in 1972 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1972) S 724
  • Certificate: L. P. Balmforth & Son, Leeds (1963)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943)

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  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 1, 1994, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 2, 1993, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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