Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'Muir-Mackenzie'

Violin: 42837

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1722."

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl ascending from the joint

Top: of somewhat irregular grain

Scroll: of slightly plainer figure

Ribs: of figure similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There are 13 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1946 Miss Muir-Mackenzie
in 1946 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
from 1946 and in 1947 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2024) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1713 and 1715, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request.
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1973) With photos attached.
  • Certificate: William Lewis & Son, Chicago, IL (1952) With photos attached.
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1946)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946) With photos attached.

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.)


  • Violins & Violinists, June, 1947, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 13, 1983, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • The Lewis Collection of Old Violins, Old Violas, Cellos & Bows (1947), William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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