Fine Musical Instruments | Skinner Auction 2455
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The central mystery, of course, is that of genius--of how a semiliterate boy in Cremona, a tiny northern Italian city renowned for its musical craftsmanship, could have emerged as the greatest violin ... of his name, Antonius Stradivarius, on his labels.
Mad About Strads: Fiddling the Stradivarius Market
"Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat ... from Cremona that they buy and sell; slander is a common tool of the trade. The method known as "killing" involves running down the competition or even labeling their Strad a forgery. Some violin deals ...
Living with a 324-year-old, $5 million Stradivarius
She will have the violin ... Cremona, Italy, and the wood then and there was especially dense. Alas, a 2012 study disputes that theory. 2. The violin’s heritage has been carefully documented. Hand lettered inside: “Antonius Stradivarius, Cremonensis ...
Stradivarius: Italian craftsmanship retains perfect pitch
His earliest surviving violin was made in 1666. Its label bears the words ‘Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Alumnus Nicolaii Amati, Faciebat Anno 1666’ (Made by Antonio Stradivarii of Cremona ... apart from the monetary value, you’ve got something ...