Instrument

  • ID: 703
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1725
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Chaconne, Hammig
 
Label: original: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1725", the last two digits being handwritten
Back: Two-piece, quarter-cut, displaying vigorous flaming that drops slightly to the outside; there is an almond-shaped inset in the lower part of the center joint
Ribs: of wood matching back, more widely flamed
Scroll: of heavily flamed wood
Front: Two matching pieces; there is a knot near the upper corner on the bass side
Varnish: Reddish-brown over a golden-yellow base
Body Length: 35.3 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.1 cm.
Center Bout: 10.9 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.2 cm.

Photos

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Iconography Index

Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

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

Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers, Volume 2, Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn Ltd., London, 1968: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964: Black-and-white photos (front & back - from the Hamma archives).

Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957: Black-and-white photos (front & back - from the Hamma archives).

Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan, 2002: Color photos (front, back, scroll, f-hole, corners & x-ray or front).

Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona, 1963: 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).

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive: Black-and-white photos (Z321 - front & back).


Notes

Supposedly, the name derives from the fact that Joachim found the tone to be especially suitable for the interpretation of Bach's "Chaconne."
Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan, 2002.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Oesterreichische Nationalbank   1989  2002     
...         
Norbert Brainin   1981    1987   
Maurice Rubeli (Neuchatel, Switzerland)    1963     
Hamma & Co. (Stuttgart)  1958       
Philipp Hammig      1958   
...         
Henry Werro (Bern, Switzerland)         
Wilhelm Hermann Hammig (Berlin)  1907       
...         

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
Rainer Küchl     1994   
...       
Norbert Brainin   1981    1987 
...       
Joseph Joachim        
...       

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

Certificates

Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Bremen, Zurich, New York, Vienna, 1989

Certificate: J. & A. Beare, London, 1959

Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart, 1954

Certificate: Philipp Hammig, Berlin, 1952

Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam, 1939

Dendrochronological analysis: John C. Topham, Surrey. Youngest ring is 1715.

References

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

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

Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers, Volume 2, Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn Ltd., London, 1968.

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

Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964.

Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957.

Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan, 2002.

Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona, 1963.

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

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive.

"The Instruments of the Amadeus Quartet", The Strad, January, 1988, 1988.

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