Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Schneiderhan'


Violin: 55859

Label, last two digits are illegible.

Back: Two-piece with irregularl curl sloping downwardsfrom the center joint

Top: Fine grain in the center, opening towards the flanks

Scroll: Slightly more flamed than back

Ribs: Wood similar to the back

Varnish: Orange-red over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm

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Notes:

"In 1902, the violin makers Caressa & Francais attributed it to the Cremonese master's late production phase and dated the instrument to 1727. This violin is now considered to have been fabricated circa 1715. . ."

Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne

Provenance

in 1870 de Cuvillon
until 1902 Caressa & Français
from 1902 Martin Pierre Marsick
until 1907 Caressa & Français
from 1907 Soudant
until 1911 Caressa & Français
in 1911 Sold by Giuseppe Fiorini
1911 - 1922 Count Ernst von Moy
1922 - 1952 Countess Sophie von Stepperg
from 1952 Rudolph Huber
in 1966 Wolfgang Schneiderhan
... ...
in 2016 Beare’s International Violin Society

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Konrad Leonhardt, Munich (1966) To Mr. Schneiderhan.

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References

  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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