Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1718, 'Maurin'

Object type
instrument
Acknowledgement
Bequeathed by John Rutson Esq, 1890.
Collection
Rutson Bequest
Description
The "Maurin" violin of 1718 is an important example of Stradivari's "golden" period.
Spruce is used for the front as well as the linings and blocks supporting the rib structure. Quarter-sawn, figuerd maple is used for the instrument's back, the ribs and the scroll. Modern neck, modern set-up,

Scribe lines and marking-out pin holes around the spine are clearly visible.

The delicate orange-brown varnish is somewhat worn but is clearly evident deep in the pores of the maple wood.
Artist/Maker
Date made
1718
Classification
woodwork, violin, luthier, instrument maker, Stradivarius
Technique
joined
Material
maple, spruce, ebony
Object type
Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (length)
Stop 193 mm
Neck 135 mm
Back 356 mm
Upper Bout 167.5 mm
Middle Bout 113 mm
Lower Bout 206.75 mm
Back (with caliper) 355 mm
Upper Bout (with caliper) 166.75 mm
Middle Bout (with caliper) 108.7 mm
Lower Bout (with caliper) 206.75 mm
Total String Length 325 mm
Accession No
2002.320
People
Rutson, John, donor

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