Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1670

Violin: 55844

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Faciebat Anno. . ."

Back: Two-piece

Top: one-piece

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 15.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.55 cm

Lower bouts: 19.75 cm

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


in 1875 Baron von Aufsess
... ...
in 1914 Mr. Roth
until 1917 Mr. Roth's relatives
in 1917 Sold by Hamma & Co.
from 1917 Mrs. L. Hickler
in 1957 Fritz Görlach
until 2006 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd.

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, New York, NY (2006) Attributes the back and sides to Nicolo Amati, and the the scroll to an unknown 18th-century Italian maker.
  • Certificate: Émile Français, Paris (1957) States that the scroll is not original.
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1917) Dates the instrument to 1670-72 and states that the scroll is original.
  • Certificate: W. H. Hammig & Co., Berlin (1914) X-4443. Dates the instrument to c.1680 and states that the scroll is not original.
  • Letter: Gustave Bernardel, Paris (1895)
  • Letter: Ludwig Neuner, Berlin (1885)
  • Letter: August Riecher, Berlin (1880)

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  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-VI), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Private Papers


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