Instrument

  • ID: 750
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1685
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Florentiner, Jean Becker
 
Back: One-piece cut on the slab
Varnish: Golden-orange
Body Length: 35.5 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.6 cm.
Center Bout: 11.1 cm.
Lower Bout: 21.6 cm.
Wurlitzer Number: 7267

Photos

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Iconography Index

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

Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., 1932: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

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


Notes

Hamma identifies this instrument as the "Florentiner" and ascribes the date to 1684.
Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., 1932.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Herbert Greenberg   1985       
...         
Mrs. Jeannette Bry  1945      For members only 
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.      1945   
Ruth Breton   1930       
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.      1930   
Erich Lachmann  1929       
...         
Dr. Joseph Bauer  1918       
Hamma & Co. (Stuttgart)      1918   
Willy Burmester   1912      For members only 
Baron de Crano (Berlin)  1905       
August Herrmann (Berlin)      1905   
Dr. Geissmar (Mannheim) & Family  1884       
Hamma & Co. (Stuttgart)      1884   
...         
Jean Becker          
Alfred Hill  1865       
...         

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
Herbert Greenberg     2002   
...       
Ruth Breton   1930  1937   
...       
Jean Becker        
...       

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: W. E. Hill & Sons, London, July 17, 1931

Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati

Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart. Notes that the figures on the label are indistinct.

Certificate: Morel & Gradoux-Matt, New York

References

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

Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., 1932.

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.

http://dept.kent.edu/blossom/faculty/greenberg.htm

http://www.columbiaorchestra.org/soloists.shtml