Thursday, February 6, 2014

LIPINSKY STRAD RECOVERED!

SEE ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN HERE










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PHOTOS ACCOMPANYING SOME MEDIA RELEASES DO NOT SHOW THE LIPINSKY

Here is a correct description of the actual Lipinsky, with photo, from the page covering the Lipinsky at cozio,com, found here:

 "
  • ID: 497
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1715
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Lipinski
 


Back: Two-piece, with original wings in the lower bouts
         Scroll: Rather widely cut at the throat of the scroll

Body Length: 35.9 cm.   "



We think this photo depicts the Lipinsky (note the "original wings" in the outer lower bouts):

Note the patterns of figuring ("flame") descending from the center joint of the back plate, and the small wings joined by the maker into the outer curves of the lower bouts.










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Friday, January 31, 2014

$100,000 Reward Offered Through the Milwaukie Symphony for Recovery of the 1715 Lipinsky Stradivari

Link to announcement in the New York Times:

REWARD OFFERED FOR RECOVERY OF LIPINSKY STRAD




THE 1715 LIPINSKI STRADIVARI
Media have released different sets of photos.  Note the differences in the patterns of flame in the maple.  The real Lipinsky has original wings in the lower bouts, visible in the first photo, above.






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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

MILWAUKIE SYMPHONY CONCERTMASTER ASSAULTED; LIPINSKI STRAD STOLEN!



THE NEW YORK TIMES

"STRINGS MAGAZINE" ONLINE

FRANK ALMOND RECOVERING AFTER A HOSPITALIZATION

WISCONSIN RADIO ONLINE REPORT

ANOTHER WISCONSIN MEDIA REPORT

CNN STORY

ABC NEWS

THE GUARDIAN

USA TODAY 


The Karpilowski/Benjamin, the Lamoureux/Zimbalist, the  

Ames, the Colossus, the Davidoff/Morini, the King 

Maximilian/Unico, Le Maurien, the Lipinsky -- these 

include some of the best working Strads, all taken from 

performers or, in one case, a dealer. All are still missing. 

These thefts, taken together, all appearing targeted and 

preplanned, bespeak a strong, extra-legal market for Strads. 

I predict that more than one of these fiddles can be found, if 

they are ever found, in the same place.   Anyone receiving 

the Lipinsky from these perps would be considered an 

accessory-after-the-fact to aggravated robbery, at least. That 

would distinguish this theft from the others, which were by 

burglary.





THE 1715 LIPINSKY STRADIVARI






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