Instrument

  • ID: 57
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1716
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Otto Booth, Cho-Ming Sin
 
Label: original: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1716"
Back: Two-piece of broad figure
Body Length: 35.4 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.7 cm.
Center Bout: 11.1 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.6 cm.

Photos

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  • front, back & side
  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

"Violin-of-the-Month", String Player, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1950: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Estate of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, American Art Association, New York, 1930: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Henry Hottinger Collection, Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, 1966: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

The Jacques Fran├žais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side - initialed by Emil Herrmann).

The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

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


Notes

"This reputable violin known for its excellent tonal quality and power, was made by Antonio Stradivari in 1716. In 1855, it was owned by Madame Booth an English lady who tried to assemble a quartet of Stradivari instruments for her children. Otto Booth, her son, sold this instrument in 1889 and this violin has since been used as concert violin for performances throughout the world."
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Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Nippon Music Foundation   1999       
...         
C. M. Sin (Hong Kong)         
Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.  1965       
Henry Hottinger (New York)      1965   
...         
Robert Kagan    1961     
...         
Mischa Mischakoff   1931    1961   
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.  1930    1931   
Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer      1930   
Henry Osborne Havemeyer    1925     
George Hart  1889       
Otto van Booth (South Africa)    1885  1889   
Madame Wilhelm von Booth  1856       
...         
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris)      1856   
...         

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
Arabella Steinbacher     2008   
Shunsuke Sato  2005     
Julia Fischer  2000    2005 
...       
Iona Brown       
...       
Mischa Mischakoff     1937   
...       

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
American Art Association, New York  Apr-10-1930       

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

Certificates

Dendrochronological analysis: John C. Topham, Surrey. Youngest ring is 1704.

Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York. Signed by Jay C. Freeman.

Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

References

Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961.

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

The Estate of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, American Art Association, New York, 1930.

The Henry Hottinger Collection, Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, 1966.

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

The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977.

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

"Violin-of-the-Month", String Player, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1950.

http://www.arabella-steinbacher.de/

http://www.iclassics.com/iclassics/artists_bio.jsp?entityId=137

http://www.nmf.or.jp/english/

http://www.nmf.or.jp/english/instrument/fischer.html

Correspondence with Anne Mischakoff Heiles, June, 2006.

Correspondence with Shunsuke Sato, June, 2005.