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MacDonald 1701 Strad., A. Va
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Marquis dalla Rosa (1790)
    Lord Macdonald
    Goding, James
    Vuillaume, J. B. (1857)
    Vicomte de Janzé
    Camposelice, Duc de
    Warburg, Felix M. - New York (1926)
    ???
    Primrose, William
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument was also played by a member of the Stradivarius Quartet. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 73 and Potter, Tully:  Success in high society - The Musical Art Quartet[126]

 

Mackenzie 1685 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Mackenzie, Lewis
    ???
    Hill and Sons - London
    Haslam, R. Humphrey - Altringham (1908)
    ???
    Hamma & Company
    ???
    Posner, Nathan E. - USA (1920)
    ???
    Cerf, Raymond (1949) 1
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Violin Professor at Kansas University.
Goodkind states also Haddock and Young as former owners.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 23; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 51; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 726

 

Madame Bastard 1683 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Madame Bastard (about 1923)
    ???
    Stad, Ben
    ???

Remarks:

A certificate made by Hill in 1923 states this instrument as being from the period 1675-80. Mr. Stad was founder director of the American Society of the Ancient Instruments. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 23

 

Madame Récamier 1717 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Elman, Mischa

Remarks:

-

 

Madrileño 1720 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Noble family - Madrid
    Wurlitzer, Rembert, New York
    B. Franklin's mistress
    ???
    Harvard Professor
    Sushanskaya, Rimma (1989)

Remarks:

Played by Ruggiero Ricci in the recording 'The Glory of Cremona'. Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192] and Campbell, Margaret:  Rimma Sushanskaya - David Oistrakh's last pupil[22]

 

Mahler 1672 Strad., A. Va
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gillot collection (1872)
    Hill & Sons - London (1893)
    Bennet, Richard - Lever Hall, Lancashire
    Young, A. W.
    Miss Reid (1930)
    Werro, Henry - Bern (1950)
    Schicker, Horst - Freiburg (until 1960)
    Habisreutiger, Rolf - St. Gallen (1960)
    Foundation (name unknown)

Remarks:

Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9]

 

ex Maia Bang 1694 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Bang, Maia
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 29

 

Malakov 1713 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    USSR State Collection
    Oistrakh, David - Moscow
    ???

Remarks:

Altman, Dan:   David Oistrakh and Stradivari Violins[2]

 

Mara 1711 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Mara, Mr. - England (1784)
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London (1888)
    Pezze, Alessandro
    Gardner, H. J. (1902)
    Hill & Sons - London (1908)
    Tornquist, Carlos A. - Buenos Aires (1910)
    Lees, Murray (1934)
    Executors of Mr Lees' will (1953)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Baldovino, Amedeo - Rome (1954)
    ???
    Schiff, Heinrich

Remarks:

Mr. Mara was the husband of the celebrated singer Madame Mara. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 94

 

Markevitch 1709 Strad., A. C
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Delphino Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Hill: Markevitch Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  Antonio Stradivari - Der Meister des Geigenbaus[79]
Henley: Delphino Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Strad: Markevitch The Strad:  The Strad, April 1999[178]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Delphino 1
    Gudovich, Count Andrei - Russia (1822)
    Markevitch, Andrei Nicolaievich (1863) 2
    Markevitch's son
    Caressa, Albert - Paris (~1914)
    Broadbent - USA
    Dragert - USA
    Francais, Jacques
    Markevitch, Dimitry - Switzerland (1962) 3
    ??? (1971)
    ???
    Josefowitz, Josef - London

Remarks:

  1. Delphino, an Italian cellist, brought this instrument to Russia at the beginning of the 19th century. Later he sold it to Count Gudovich.
  2. Gudovich gave it to Senator Andrei Nicolaievich Markevitch, who was his grandnephew and godson. Markevitch, an amateur cellist, was founder and director of the Russian Musical Society.
  3. Dimitry Markevitch, a pupil of Piatigorsky and Boulanger, played on this instrument while performing all six Bach suites in a concert in the Carnegie Hall on October 26, 1964. It was the first time all six Bach suites were played publicly in a single program.
Goodkind states also - unfortunately in alphabetical, not chronological order - de Bourbon, Marteau, Nanni, Quintero and Wurtlizer as formerly owners.

Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 724; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 94; Rooney, Dennis:   Mastering Bach[143]; Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  Antonio Stradivari - Der Meister des Geigenbaus[79] p 131; Markevitch, Dimitri:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated October 29, 1999 (unpublished).[100]

 

Marquis Doria 1685 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Marquis Doria
    ???
    Gusikoff, Michael
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is similar in appearance to the Jean Becker. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 24

 

Marquis de Corberon 1726 Strad., A. C
This instrument's names in literature:
Henley: ex Loeb Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Corberon, Marquis de - France (18th Century)
    ??? - France (1789)
    Loeb, Mr. - Paris
    ???
     •   Paris Exposition - Paris (1867)
    ???
    Chapman, Spencer (1911)
    Chapman's daughter Audrey (1911)
    ???
    Mellville, Audrey
    Royal Academy of Music, London
     •   Grünberg, Erich
     •   Nelsova, Zara

Remarks:

Mr. Grünberg and Ms. Nelsova loaned this instrument by the RAM. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 97;Wallace, Helen:  The Singing Museum[188]; Rattray, David:   French connection - Zara Nelsova's 1726 'Marquis de Corberon' Stradivari[134]

 

Marsick 1705 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Marsick, Martin
    Caressa
    Hugenin (1937)
    Oistrakh, David - Moscow
    ???

Remarks:

Goodkind states also Baumgartner, Delgay, E. Fran¢ais, Perilhou, Vatelot, Vormbaum and Wilmotte as past owners.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 45; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 730; Altman, Dan:   David Oistrakh and Stradivari Violins[2]

 

ex Marteau 1709 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Marteau, Henri
    ???

Remarks:

Illustrated in the Strad 1908.
Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 48

 

ex Marteau 1731 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Marteau, Henri
    ???
    Poulet, Gérard
    ???

Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120], p 502

 

Martinelli 1683 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    French nobleman - Paris
    ???
    Martinelli 1
    Freeman, Jay C. (1900)
    Lyon & Healy - Chicag (1900)
    ???
    Greiner, J. E. - Baltimore
    Durant, R. C.
    Wallace, A. H. - Los Angeles
    Wurlitzer Collection (1925)
    Amateur lady violinist
    ???
    Gingold, Josef
    Gingold, George N. (1995) 2
    Morel & Gradoux-Matt Inc.
    International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Remarks:

  1. Martinelli was an army captain
  2. George Gingold is Jose Gingold's son. He gave the instrument to Rene Morel's firm to be sold.

Goodkind states also Hertel as former owner.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 22; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 45; The Strad:  The Strad, November 2001[179] p 1193; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 726

 

Marylebone 1688 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Axelrod, Herbert
    Smithsonian Institution's Museum (1986)

Remarks:

Axelrod has lent since 1986 this instrument as part of a set of ornamented instruments to the Smithsonian Museum.
Ruhe, Pierre:  Preservation or incarceration?[147]

 

Maurin 1718 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Royal Academy of Music

Remarks:

-

 

Maurin, Rubinoff 1731 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Henley: Rubinoff;ex Maurin Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Goodkind: Maurin;Rubinoff Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Maurin, Jean Pierre - Paris 1
    ???
    Hebert, M. - Paris 2
    Hebert, Mme. - Paris 2
    Hill & Sons - London 3
    Posner, Nathan 3
    Wurlitzer
    Rubinoff, Dave 4
    Rubinoff, Darlene - Houston 4
     •   Wetherbee, Charles - Columbus, Ohio 5
    ???
    Anonymous collector
     •   Fedeli, Matteo - Italy (2004) 6

Remarks:

  1. Jean Pierre Maurin was a famous French violin virtuoso and successor to Alard (1875) as professor at the Paris conservatoire.
  2. Hebert was a painter. After his death Mme. Hebert inherited the instrument.
  3. Alfred E. Hill purchased the instrument from Mme. Hebert for Posner without revealing his indentity in order to get a lower price than she had tried to get from Posner.
  4. Dave Rubinoff was the famed US-American violinist. After his death his widow inherited the instrument.
  5. Wetherbee is (as of April 2000) concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He played on this instrument - loaned by Ms. Rubinoff - during a gala concert in April 11, 2000.
  6. Fedeli, since 1990 advisor and since 1995 first violin of the Accademia Concertante d'Archi in Milan, of which he is a founding partner. Prono, Marina:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated April 27, 2006 (unpublished).[131].

Goodkind states also Romanoff as owner, probably meaning the Russian Czar family to whom this instrument is said to have belonged in the past. Rubinoff named the instrument therefore Romanoff.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 82; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 737; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 305 - 307; Zuck, Barbara:  Was it a Strad? Or has someone been royally had?[195]

 

Max Joseph 1685 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Maximilian Joseph, King of Bavaria
    ???
    Mannheimer Family - Amsterdam
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument bears the brand of the former King of Bavaria, Maximilian Joseph. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 24

 

Max Rostal 1697 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Sivori
    ???
    Holzapfel, Carl - Baltimore (1915)
    ???
    Powell, Ralph - Birmingham
    Rostal, Max
    ???

Remarks:

Illustrated in the Strad 1947.
Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 31

 

Medici 1690 Strad., A. Va
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Prince Ferdinand, Florence
    Instituto Cherubini

Remarks:

Prince Ferdinand was the son of the Grand Duke Cosimo III de Medici

 

Mercur-Avery 1688 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vicomte de Bioley - Verviers, Belgium
    Mougenot, violin maker
    Williams, Englishman
    Maxwell Sale, London (1897)
    Herrman, Emil
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Mercure 1688 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vicomte de Bioley - Verviers, Belgium (ca. 1860)
    Mougenot - England
    Williams
    ???
    Herrman, Emil
    ???

Remarks:

Mougenot was a violin maker. This instrument is also called Avery. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 25

 

Messie 1716 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Stradivari, Francesco and Paolo
    Salabue, Count Cozio di (1775)
    Tarisio, Luigi (1827)
    Vuillaume
    Alard, Delphin (1875)
    Mr. Crawford, collector (~1894)
    Hill & Sons - London (1931)
    Ashmolean Museum Oxford (1938)

Remarks:

Stradivari's favourite instrument, he never parted with, was also called Salabue. Luigi Tarisio, a famous collector purchased and kept it hidden from the world until his death. As people heard from this hidden instrument, they doubted its existence. One day Delphin Alard expressed his opinion that this instrument was like the Messiah, from wich you heard about but which can not be seen. Alard's remark gave the instrument his name. Later the instrument was aquired by Vuillaume, who retained it until his death, passing it to Alard, who was his son-in-law. Hill & Sons presented it to the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, where it has to be kept for ever in a special prepared room. This instrument was illustrated in the Juni 1894 and December 1931 issues of "The Strad Magazine". Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 62

 

Michelangelo 1718 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Székely, Zoltán

Remarks:

-

 

Milanollo 1728 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Dragonetti Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Doring: Dragonetti, Milanollo Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Dragonetti, Domenico (1794)
     •   Viotti, Jean Baptiste
    Milanollo, Teresa (1846 (1846 - 1904)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Ratnagar - Bombay (1961)
    ???
    Ferras, Christian (1967)
    Amoyal, Pierre (1990)
    ???
    ??? - Italy
    ??? - Switzerland

Remarks:

Dragonetti probably purchased this instrument for Viotti. In his last will he bequeathed it to Teresa Milanollo.
Goodkind states also Parmentier as former owner.

The Strad:  The Strad, June 1998[176]; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 80; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 736; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 423

 

Mlynarski 1718 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Mylnarski Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    Mlynarski, Emil (1897)
    Caressa & Francais (1902)
    Seligman, Dr. Milton - Frankfurt/M 1
     •   Kolisch, Rudolf 1
    Lachmann, Erich (1944) 1
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Dr. Milton Seligman, member of a distinguished family at Frankfurt/M, Germany, placed this instrument for an unlimited time period at Kolisch's disposal. Since Kolisch held the instrument with the right hand due to an injury suffered in his childhood, it was alterated to a 'left-handed' violin and restorated to its original state when Lachmann acquired it.

Goodkind states also Bertolini and Wurlitzer as past owners.

Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 216; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 734

 

Monasterio 1719 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Monasterio, Jesús de
    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero
    ???

Remarks:

Played by Ruggiero Ricci in the recording 'The Glory of Cremona'. Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192]

 

Montbel 1703 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Kessler, Ernst - Berlin
    Steinthal, Max - Berlin 1
     •   Steinthal's daughter
    Lachmann, Erich (1925)
    Hamma & Co. - Stuttgart (1925)
    ???
    Hug & Company - Zürich 2
    ???
    Wurlitzer - New York
    ???
    Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank (1988)
     •   ???
     •   Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des Südwestrundfunks

Remarks:

  1. Max Steinthal was director of the Deutsche Bank (1873-1905).
  2. Hug & Company named the instrument Montbel.
  3. The original label of the instrument states 1703 but experts dated it as of 1697/98.
Bücking, Anne/Köstler, Hieronymus/Priemer, Ulli  Die L-Bank Instrumentensammlung[19] p 18; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 119
 

Muir-Mackenzie 1694 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Muir-Mackenzie, Lady 1
    Muir-Mackenzie, Mr. (1896) 1
    ???
    Puttick & Simpson's (1920)
    ???
    Segal, Fritz (1950) 2
    ???
    Grevesmühl, Maria - Bremen (????) 3
    B., Marin - Bremen (1996)
    ???
    Machold, Dietmar - Bremen/New York 4

Remarks:

  1. Lady Muir-Mackenzie presented this instrument to her husband.
  2. Fritz Segal was a leader of the Grant-Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]

  3. Professor Maria Grevesmühl, considered one of the most notable violin teachers in Germany, was murdered October 28, 1996 by Marin B., a Romanian citizen living in Bremen, who was caught while trying to sell her Strad through a middleman. Ms. Grevesmühl's pupil, the 23 years old Romanian Vasile Darnea was said to have given the hint to his countryman where he could meet her: 'Vasile showed me the steps at the station where Frau Grevesmühl would come. He described the place where I could give her a shove', told the Romanian to the court. Vasil Darnea denied having made such suggestion. The case was concluded with the verdict of the court on May 15, 1998. Marin B. was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment for robbery with a fatal outcome. Vasile Darnea was acquitted. According with the judge there were no indications pointing to any involvement on the part of Darnea.
    The Strad:  The Strad, June 1998[176] p 579; Overath, Margot:  The Stolen Stradivarius[117]
  4. Dietmar Machold is the well known fine instruments dealer. Jost, Irmintraud:  Völlig neue Saiten[85]
Goodkind also states - in alphabetical order - Cooper, Harrison and Swinburne as formerly owners. Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 728
 

ex Muntz 1736 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Meyers, Anne-Akiko

Remarks:

-

 

Muntz 1736 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Stradivari, Paolo
    Salabue, Count Cozio di (1775)
    Tariso (1831)
    Gand, Mr.
    Wilmotte, Mr.
    Muntz, H. M. (1874)
    Higgins, Mr.
    Talbot, Dr. - Aachen
    Francis, Jacques
    Engleman, Dr. E. P.
    Staryk, Steven
    Gottlieb, Howard

Remarks:

-

   

ex Nachez, ex Gillot 1686 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Nachez Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    ???
    Gillot collection
    Christie, Manson & Woods (1872)
    Hart, George (1872)
    Hawley, R. D. - Hartford, Con.
    Hart, George (1880)
    ???
    Harvey, Captain Audley
    HIll (1884)
    ???
    William, Reverend A. (1893)
    Hill
    Harvey, Captain Audley
    Lewis, Mrs. Sam 1
    Nachèz, Tivador
    ??? - Germany
    Hill (1913)
    Hall, Mrs. (1914)
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    Fischer, Samuel - Berlin 2
     •   Fischer, Hilda - Berlin 3
    ???
    Dardenne, Victor H. - Belgium (1944) 4
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Mrs. Lewis was the widow of the then well known money-lender. She was a generous patroness of music. After her death in 1906 it was found that she had bequeathed this instrument to Tivador Nachèz.
  2. Samuel Fischer was in those times (1886 - 1934) the owner of the Fischer Publishing Company in Berlin (S. Fischer Verlag).
  3. Hilda Fischer was Samuel Fischer's wife.
  4. Belgian violinist, principal of the second violins of the New York Metropolitan Opera House orchestra.
This instrument bears a label of 1701 but is considered by Hill as of 1686. In their book 'Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Work' (first published in 1902) Hill & Sons state 1701 as the year it was made. Later on in a letter written by Alfred Hill to Hamma & Company in 1936 he indicates 1686 as the correct date.

Goodkind states also Fradkin as former owner. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 24; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 53; Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life & Work[80] p 50

 

ex Nachez 1709 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Nachèz, Tivador 1
    ???
    Vogel, Louis at New York
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    Sommer, Dr. Albert - Dresden 2
    ???
    Costa, Dr. Enrico - Genoa (1961)
     •   Bianchi, Luigi Alberto 3

Remarks:

  1. Nachèz owned several Strads. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 51; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 151
  2. Bianchi played this instrument for a recording while being owned by Dr. Costa. Dynamic CDS:  Booklet of the CD Paganini Sonatas for Violin and Guitar[48]
Goodkind states also Castelbarco as formerly owner.
 

Nadaud, Kuhlenkampff 1734 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Tarisio, Luigi
    ???
    Nadaud, Edouard - Paris (until 1909)
    ???
    Burmester, Willy
    ???
    Hamma & Company
    Kulenkampff, Georg - Bremen
    ???
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is thought to have been brought to Paris by Tarisio. Nadaud was its first recorded owner.
Goodkind also states Meyer as a past owner.
Sotheby's:  Catalog Apr.  30, 1987.[161], lot 50; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 329; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 85; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 738

 

Nova 1707 Guarneri C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Starker, Janos

Remarks:

-

   

Oistrakh ? Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Queen Elisabeth - Belgium
    Oistrakh, David - Moscow
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Ole Bull 1677 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Bull, Ole
    Kochansky, Paul (died 1934)
    Fels, Samuel G. (1935)
    Briselli, Iso
    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero
    ???
    Axelrod, Herbert
    Smithsonian Institution's Museum (1986)

Remarks:

Bull named this instrument Spanish probably because he confused it with similar, ornamented instruments made for the Spanish Court. The label has often been mis-read as 1688. W. Henley dates it as 1687 as well as Peter Ruhe in his article 'Preservation or incarceration?' in The Strad issue of November 1997.
Fels purchased this instrument for his protegee Briselli.
Played by Ruggiero Ricci in the recording 'The Glory of Cremona'.
Axelrod has lent since 1986 this instrument as part of a set of ornamented instruments to the Smithsonian Museum.
Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192], Ruhe, Pierre:  Preservation or incarceration?[147] and Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 25

 

Oliveira 1692 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Arunson, Dr. - Scandinavia
    ???
    Enel, Charles - Paris
    Thouveny, Marie-Claude (1950)
    Vaatelot, Etienne - Paris
    Oliveira, Elmar (1984)
    ???

Remarks:

Bein & Fushi:  The Miracle Makers[11] p 16

 

ex Ostwald 1698 Ruggieri, Francesco V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Bonhams & Brooks - London (2001)

Remarks:

The Strad:  The Strad, November 2001[179] p 1188

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