Instrument

  • ID: 1391
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1715
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Emperor, Gillott, Kubelik
 
Label: original
Varnish: Red, scarcely worn
Upper Bout: 16.8 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.7 cm.
Back: One-piece, with flame slanting upwards from left to right
Body Length: 35.25 cm.
Center Bout: 11 cm.

Photos

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  • front
  • back
  • scroll

Iconography Index

Black-and-white illustration (back - Plate 4): The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London, 1885.

Black-and-white illustration (back): Some Early Musical Recollections of G. Haddock, George Haddock, Schott & Co., London, 1906.

Order Black-and-white photos (font & back - dated 1716): Rare Old Violins (Friedrich, 1919), Ernest N. Doring, John Friedrich & Brothers, New York, 1919.

Black-and-white photos (front & back): "Landscape Artist", Robin Brookeart, The Strad, March, 1988, 1988.

Black-and-white photos (front, back & side): "The 'Emperor' Stradivarius Violin", Edgar Haddock, The Strad, 1910, September 1910.

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

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

Order Black-and-white photos (front, back & side): Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven, 1993.

Black-and-white photos (front, back & side): 'The Emperor' Stradivari, Hart & Son, London, 1893.

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, scroll & f-holes): Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952.

Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-holes): Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964.

Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-holes): Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957.

Color photos (front, back, side & scroll): We Love Stradivari, NHK, 1988.

Color photos (Very large format): Antonio Stradivari in Japan, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo, 1984.


Notes

Illustrated in The Strad, Sep. 1910 and Mar. 1998.
How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
Rafael Kubelik    1984     
Rafael Kubelik    1950     
Jan Kubelík   1912    1938  For members only 
...         
Edgar Haddock  1907    1912   
George Haddock (Hawley Hall, Leeds)   1875    1907   
George Hart  1872    1875  For members only 
Joseph Gillott (Birmingham)  1842    1872   
John Hart (London)      1842   
Andrew Fountaine (Narford Hall)  1833       
...         

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
Yuuko Shiokawa   1967     
...       
Ludmilla Bertlova    1950   
Jan Kubelík   1912    1938 
...       

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, London  Apr-29-1872      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: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Certificate: Hart & Son, London

References

Antonio Stradivari in Japan, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo, 1984.

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

How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999.

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

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

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952.

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

Order Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven, 1993.

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

Some Early Musical Recollections of G. Haddock, George Haddock, Schott & Co., London, 1906.

'The Emperor' Stradivari, Hart & Son, London, 1893.

The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977.

The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London, 1885.

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

We Love Stradivari, NHK, 1988.

Order "How Many Strad? - Supplemental", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, December, 1950, 1950.

Order "How Many Strads? - Part Nineteen", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, Summer, 1940, 1940.

"Landscape Artist", Robin Brookeart, The Strad, March, 1988, 1988.

"The 'Emperor' Stradivarius Violin", Edgar Haddock, The Strad, 1910, September 1910.

"The Gillott Del Gesu", Robert Lewin, The Strad, November, 1977, 1977.

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The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.