Instrument

  • ID: 643
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1707
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Hammer
 
Label: original: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1707"
Back: One-piece of small curl
Body Length: 35.5 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.7 cm.
Center Bout: 10.8 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.65 cm.

Photos

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

Iconography Index

Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne & Jan Röhrmann (editors), photos by Jan Röhrmann, instrument descriptions by Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010: Color photos (front, back, side, scroll & detail of C-bout & f-hole). Order

Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 16, 2006, New York, Christie's, 2006: Color photos (front, back & scroll).

Rare Old Violins (Friedrich, 1919), Ernest N. Doring, John Friedrich & Brothers, New York, 1919: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York, 1928: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Jacques Français 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).

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
...         
Bein & Fushi  1992    1992   
Laddie Junkunc (Oak Park)  1945    1992   
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.      1945   
...         
Albert H. Wallace (Los Angeles)  1927      For members only 
Emil Herrmann  1927    1927   
Raymond Pitcairn (Philadelphia)  1923    1927   
G. M. Francois (Pittsburgh)      1923   
Bernard Sinsheimer   1911  1919     
Hart & Son  1911    1911   
Christian Hammer (Stockhom)    1902  1911   
Christian Hammer (Stockhom)    1872     
...         

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
...       
Kyoko Takezawa     2002   
...       

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, New York  May-16-2006    $1,500,000 - $2,500,000  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 Co., Cincinnati, October 8, 1945

Letter: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, October 10, 1945. To Laddie Junkunc.

Bill of sale: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, October 10, 1945. Certifying payment by the General Machinery and Manufacturing Company, signed by Rembert Wurlitzer.

Certificate: Emil Herrmann, Berlin, New York, Easton, May 1, 1927

Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Chicago, January 31, 1992. With photos attached.

Certificate: Hart & Son, London, August 30, 1911

References

Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902.

Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne & Jan Röhrmann (editors), photos by Jan Röhrmann, instrument descriptions by Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010. Order

Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 16, 2006, New York, Christie's, 2006.

Rare Old Violins (Friedrich, 1919), Ernest N. Doring, John Friedrich & Brothers, New York, 1919.

Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York, 1928.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994.

The Jacques Français 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.

"Christie's mailer".

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