Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700, the 'Penny'

Violin: 50184

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faceibat Anno 17 (00)."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.25 cm


Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1918 Hart & Son
in 1918 Robert Augustus Bower
in 1918 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
1918-1927 Jessie Snow
1927-1965 Frederick Holding
1965-2007 Current owner

Known players

Jessie Snow

Certificates & Documents

  • Invoice: Dollin & Sadler, London (1965)
  • Certificate: Dollin & Sadler, London (1965)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1918)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1918) From Alfred E. Hill to Robert A. Bowers: ". . . [the violin] …was originally purchased by my Father, a good many years ago, from a well-known English family of the name Capel-Cure. "
  • Letter: Hart & Son, London (1918)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1918)

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)
  • Christie's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 4, 2008, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)


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