Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1666, the 'Back'


Violin: 44507

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis, faciebat anno 1669."

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 15.85 cm

Middle bouts: 10.1 cm

Lower bouts: 19.45 cm

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Provenance

- Cecil Marsland Gann
- P. H. Doe
- Joan Doc-Girandou
in 1957 M. Back
until 1958 Chardon & Fils
from 1958 Jean Michel
in 2000 Sold by Sotheby's
from 2000 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2022) Dendrochronological tests did not identify a date for the latest ring of the table but revealed a same tree-match with the 1666 ‘Sachs’ Stradivari violin and with a composite violin, the front by Stradivari and dating from c. 1670-80. Printed letter available for purchase upon request.
  • Certificate: Chardon & Fils (photocopy), Paris (1961)
  • Certificate: Chardon & Fils (photocopy), Paris (1958)

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References

  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Henri Grissino-Mayer, Paul Sheppard & Malcolm Cleaveland, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY
  • I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 14, 2000, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Brigitte Brandmair & Stefan-Peter Greiner (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2001 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 1957, London

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