Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1694, the 'Ovcharov'

Violin: 43062

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1705."

Back: Two-piece of faint small curl

Top: of fine medium grain

Scroll: of fainter curl

Ribs: of fainter curl

Varnish: Reddish-brown; varnish is new

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


1924-1925 Marcel Vatelot
1925-1928 Felix M. Warburg
1928-1929 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1929-1940 Henry Egli
1940-1943 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1943 Mrs. Howard Taylor
in 1978 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1943)
  • Certificate: Vatelot-Hekking, Paris (1925)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1924)

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.)


  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 1, 1978, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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