Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1730, the 'Scholz, Goltermann'


Cello: 42269

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius"

Back: by John Lott in two-pieces of broad curl

Top: by Stradivarius of medium to open grain

Scroll: by John Lott of smaller figure

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Red over a golden ground

Length of back: 74.9 cm


Notes:

Only the table was made by Stradivari. The remainder of the instrument was made by John Lott.

Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 2, 1994, New York, Christie's, Christie's, 1994


Dated 1719.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994


This instrument, along with two other Strads [262 and 1509] were purchased by George withers in 1887 for 57,000 FF and re-sold immediately to the Duc de Camposelice for 65,000 FF.

Drei Instrumenten von Stradivarius, Paul de Wit, Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, Leipzig

Provenance

in 1878 Vicomte Leon de Janze
... ...
in 1887 George Withers & Sons
from 1887 Duc de Camposelice
from 1892 Louis Hasselmans
from 1918 M. de Queylar
in 1937 Maucotel & Deschamps
... ...
1966 - 1993 Janos Scholz
in 1994 Sold by Christie's
from 1994 Current owner

Known players

Frank Goltermann, Janos Scholz

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Pierre Vidoudez, Geneva (1966)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1965)
  • Certificate: Louis Hasselmans (1918)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1892)

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References

  • Cellist and Connoisseur
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 2, 1994, New York, Christie's, Christie's, 1994 (illustrated)
  • Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, Paul de Wit, edited by Paul de Wit, Leipzig, July 11, 1887
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994

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