Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1670

Cello: 41802

Faintly stamped, "Jacob Stainer in Absam prope oenipontum 16..."

Scroll: Carved lion's head

Length of back: 75.9 cm

Upper bouts: 35.9 cm

Middle bouts: 24.5 cm

Lower bouts: 45.7 cm

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until 1921 Baron Armytage
until 1923 W. E. Hill & Sons
1923 - 1938 Alexander Quarrier Smith
until 1956 Dora Bliss
until 1973 Laurence Lesser
1973 - 2024 David Kadarauch
in 2024 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2024 Current owner

Known players

Laurence Lesser

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Tarisio, New York, NY (2024)
  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2023) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1652 and 1655, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc. (photocopy), New York, NY (1961) Lists the date as 1650c.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc. (photocopy), New York, NY (1961) Dates the instrument as 1650c.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1923)

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.)


  • Clear Direction
  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • The Cello, Elizabeth Cowling, B. T. Batsford Ltd., London (illustrated)


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