Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1716, the 'Nachez'

Violin: 43952

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1716 AS."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.75 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1897 Eduard Kuchner
1900 - 1930 Tivador Nachèz
in 1930 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
1930 - 1964 Miss Aline Hay
in 1964 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1964 Unknown
1967 - 1975 Baroness Frieda von Usslar
1975 - 2003 Family of Baroness Frieda von Usslar
in 2003 Sold by Sotheby's

Known players

Tivador Nachèz

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2006) X-4408.
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2002) Gives dates of 1698 and 1703 for the youngest rings on the bass and treble sides respectively. Topham further notes that the treble side matches both sides of the Maurin Stradivari of 1718 closely enough to suggest that the pieces come from the same tree.
  • Certificate: Dollin & Sadler, London (1967)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1930)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1897)

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  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Important Clocks and Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 1, 1964, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 11, 2003, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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