Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1683, the 'Bucher'

Violin: 42273

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1683."

Back: in one piece of slab cut maple with faint narrow flame.

Top: in one piece of spruce with medium width grain broadening toward the treble side.

Scroll: of plainer maple with narrow flame.

Ribs: of quarter cut maple with more pronounced narrow flame.

Varnish: of a golden-brown color.

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

There are 10 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Emil Bucher
- Arnold Sprenger
until 1925 Hart & Son
1925 - 1930 Johann Rasch
... ...
in 1966 Rolf Habisreutinger
... ...
in c. 1985 Anonymous
from c. 1985 Anonymous
until 2019 Anonymous
in 2019 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2019 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Tarisio, New York, NY (2019)
  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (2019)
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc (photocopy), Chicago, IL (1984)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1925)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son (photocopy), London (1925)
  • Certificate: Association des Maitres Luthiers Suisses

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.)


  • The Strad, September, 1966, London (illustrated)
  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band III und IV, Die Cremoneser Schule / Antonius Stradivarius, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1985 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 10 (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 5, 1984, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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