Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1711, the 'Earl of Plymouth, Kreisler'

Violin: 44058

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1711."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


The Hill family discovered this instrument in 1926 in the Castle of the Earl of Plymouth, where it had been sitting for over 150 years.

Henry Hottinger Collection


Earl of Plymouth
in 1928 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1928-1945 Fritz Kreisler
1945-1946 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1946 Dorotha Powers Percival
until 1952 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1952-1965 Henry Hottinger
in 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1965 Los Angeles Philharmonic

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1945) To Miss Dorotha Powers. Suggests that when the instrument was discovered in 1928 by Arthur Hill, it had not beem played since about 1750.

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.)


  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, August-September, 1945, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Kreisler’s Violins, Cozio Carteggio feature, Tully Potter, 2017
  • Marquis Violins
  • The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone Fernando Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive


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