Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1708, the 'Andrejeus'


Violin: 41977

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis/Faciebat Anno 1726."

Back: One-piece

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of broader figure

Ribs: of broader figure

Varnish: Orange-red over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.65 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm


Notes:

"Expert X valued at $3,000,000 to $3,200,000, but believes there is appreciation potential. . . . Beare noted 'One of the most pure. $3,300,000 is good.'"

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004

Provenance

until 1826 A. Frey
from 1826 Baroness LeLoup
in 1907 Baron Roland Leloup
... ...
in 1930 Sold by Caressa & Français
from 1930 Alexis Andreeff
until 1960 Émile Français
1960 - 1965 George Jay Gould
in 1965 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1965 Enoch Davies
until 1989 Cho-Ming Sin
from 1989 Klaus Heymann
until 1998 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
1998 - 2003 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
2003 - 2007 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
from 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2002) Values the instrument at $3.5 million.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998) “It is original an all its essential parts like table, back, ribs and scroll.”
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1989) Draft certificate.
  • Letter: Charles Beare, London (1989) To Klaus Heynmann.
  • Certificate: Émile Français, Paris (1960)
  • Certificate: Albert Caressa, Paris (1930)

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.)

References

  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1708-09, Ex-"Andrejeus", Amati, New York (illustrated)
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Collection brochure from Violin Advisor, LLC, April, 2007
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004
  • Sotheby's Highly Important French Furniture, Works of Art, Carpets, Tapestries and Fine Violins, April 29-30, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)

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