Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1697, the 'Haddock, Cater, Rostal'

Violin: 42631

Back: One-piece, with original wings in the lower flanks

Top: of well-defined grain, open in the center and of finer grain on the flanks

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Appears to be from the same log as the "Goetz" of 1695

How Many Strads? - Supplemental Remarks, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1946, Chicago

"This violin was highly prized by the later Mr. Arthur Hill, who presented it to his wife, in whose possession it remianed until her health forced her to give up playing."

The 'Max Rostal' Stradivari, 1697, The Strad, February, 1947, London


until 1890 Sampson Moore
from 1890 George Haddock
- Jan Kubelík
1898 - 1906 Stellings
in 1906 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1906 - 1927 Diana Cator
1927 - 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1943 Major S. V. Shea-Simonds
in 1947 Max Rostal
until 1968 Henry Werro
1968 - 1988 Helga Hussels
1988 - 1992 Anonymous
from 1992 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Known players

Max Rostal

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1947) before 1947
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris

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.)


  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Die Kunst des Geigenbaues (1997), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Berlin, 1997 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1946, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italienische Violinen des 18. Jahrhunderts, John Huber, Verlag Erwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 1947, 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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