Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1686, the 'Figuera'


Violin: 42835

Labeled, ". . .171-."

Back: Two-piece

Top: of fine grain

Ribs: worm holes throughout, well-repaired by the Hills

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


Notes:

Emil Herrmann notes: Dates the instrument to 1686-87.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC

Provenance

in 1926 Saul Brant
... ...
in 1947 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1945)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1926)

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References

  • Violins & Violinists, October-November, 1947, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Violins & Violinists, July, 1945, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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