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An important Cremonese violin by Antonio Stradivari labelled Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis/Faciebat Anno 1698; the two-piece back of handsome medium curl, the ribs and scroll of smaller figure, the table of medium to narrow grain, the varnish of a red brown colour over a golden ground, the length of back 146in. (36.3cm)

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An important Cremonese violin by Antonio Stradivari labelled Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis/Faciebat Anno 1698; the two-piece back of handsome medium curl, the ribs and scroll of smaller figure, the table of medium to narrow grain, the varnish of a red brown colour over a golden ground, the length of back 146in. (36.3cm)
Provenance
Van Houten Weber, Aachen
Joseph Joachim, to whom bequeathed circa 1850
Stiehle, Mhlhausen, to whom sold by Joachim circa 1870
Hinderer, Paris
W. E. Hill & Sons, London, circa 1921
Rudolph Wurlitzer, New York
Hugo Kortschak, to whom sold by Wurlitzer 1923
William Lewis & Son, Chicago
Joan Field, Miami Beach, to whom sold by Lewis & Son 1958
Ernest H. Noren, Jr, from 1968
Literature
Ernest N. Doring, How Many Strads? Our Heritage From The Master, Chicago, 1945, p.96 (illustrated)
Herbert H. Goodkind, Violin Iconography Of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, New York, 1972, pp.275 (illustrated), 728, 752 and 753

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Sold with the certificate and letter of W. E. Hill & Sons dated London 11 August 1922 and 12 August 1921 respectively, the certificate of The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co dated New York 17 March 1923 and the certificate of William Lewis & Son dated Chicago 14 April 1958
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