Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1699, the 'St. Vallier, Sikorsky'


Violin: 43066

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1699."

Back: One-piece, slab-cut

Top: one-piece of fine to medium grain

Ribs: of small curl, cut on the quarter

Varnish: Dark orange-red; plentiful

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75 cm

Middle bouts: 10.75 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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Notes:

According to Hills, this instrument was probably built in 1690-92, but labeled 1699 by Stradivari himself.

Antonio Stradivarius: His Life & Work, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), London


Emil Herrmann notes: ". . .in mint condition. . ."

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 1820 Luigi Tarisio
... ...
in 1833 Pierre & Hippolyte Silvestre
from 1833 Raymond de St. Vallier
until 1901 Paul Blanchet de Rives
1901 - 1903 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1903 Sir Edgar Speyer
1903 - 1911 Lady Speyer
1911 - 1912 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1912 Baron de Smeth d'Alphen
- Sold by Emil Herrmann
- Ivan Ivanovich Sikorsky
until 1963 George Schlieps & Son
from 1963 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1912)

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 57 (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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