Omobono Felice Stradivari, Cremona, 1736
Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat anno 1736."
Back: Two-piece cut on the slab of narrow iregular curl sloping slightly upwards from the joint
Top: of medium grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks
Scroll: Later, probably French
Ribs: of almost plain maple, cut on the quarter
Varnish: Reddish brown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Upper bouts: 16.7 cm
Middle bouts: 11.2 cm
Lower bouts: 20.6 cm
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|in 1976||Sold by Sotheby's|
|in 1984||Hisako Tsuji|
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1937) "It is not unusual to come across instruments dating from 1724 onwards though which bearing an original label of Antonio Stradivari are in reality the work of his two sons, Francesco or Omobono, who appear to have been his only pupils who assisted him in his work."
- Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY #3157.
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- Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 6, 1976, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
- The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 43
- The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 44 (illustrated)