Antonio Stradivari (cello) Cazenove, Marylebone – 1688

This instrument was manufactured in 1688, according to its original label. It is named after two of its past proprietors, Mr. James Cazenove, member of a renowned family of financiers, and a Mr. Payne, who lived in Marylebone, an area in London that lent its name to this cello. Alfred Hill described Mr. Payne as a ‘somewhat eccentric character’, and also deemed the man’s vast collection of fine instruments to be composed of ‘a considerable number of good, bad and indifferent instruments.’

More information: Antonio Stradivari Set 1, Volume 1, Page 184