Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1713, the 'Kux, Rothschild'

Violin: 43080

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1713."

Back: Two-piece of medium to broad curl ascending from the joint

Top: of narrow to medium grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm


until 1908 Baron Nathaniel Rothschild
from 1908 Wilhelm Kux
- Unknown
in 1960 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1960 Anonymous
in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1979 Anonymous
in 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1971) #892.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1960)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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