Instrument

  • ID: 474
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1698
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Joachim, Kortschak, Field
 
Label: "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1698"
Back: Two-piece of medium curl
Ribs: of smaller figure
Scroll: of smaller figure
Front: of medium to narrow grain
Varnish: Red brown over a golden ground
Body Length: 36.2 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.2 cm.
Center Bout: 10.6 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.1 cm.
Wurlitzer Number: 3497

Photos

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  • scroll

Iconography Index

"How Many Strads? - Identifying Marks", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, September, 1938, 1938: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 18, 1998, London, Christie's, 1998: Color photos (front & back).

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London, 2000: Color photos (front, back & scroll).

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Dr. David Josefowitz (Fridart Foundation, Geneva)     2000     
Anonymous  1998      For members only 
Ernest H. Noren, Jr.  1968    1998   
Joan Field (Miami Beach, Florida)   1958    1968   
William Lewis & Son (Chicago)      1958   
...         
Hugo Kortschak (New York)   1923  1925     
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.  1922    1923   
...         
W.E. Hill & Sons  1920    1922   
Hinderer (Paris)      1920   
Stiehle (Mulhouse, France)  1870       
Joseph Joachim   1850    1870   
...         
Madame Weber (Aix-la-Chapelle France)         
Van Houten (Aix-la-Chapelle)         
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Players

Name Played From Played In Played To
Carmine Lauri     2005   
...       

Current player Current player
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments. Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Christie's, London  Nov-18-1998    £500,000 - £700,000  For members only 

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type

Certificates

Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer, New York, March 17, 1923

Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London, August 11, 1922

Certificate: William Lewis & Son, Chicago, April 15, 1958

References

An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London, 1925.

Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 18, 1998, London, Christie's, 1998.

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945.

Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London, 2000.

The Jacques Fran├žais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972.

"How Many Strads? - Identifying Marks", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, September, 1938, 1938.

"Six Strads Boost the Royal Academy's Collection", The Strad, January, 2000, 2000.

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