In 1722, Stradivari was seventy-eight years old, but was still producing violins on a full-time basis. What is more, he would go on to do so for the next fifteen years. Far from losing his touch, some instruments of this so-called ‘Golden Period’ are still considered to be among his best. 1722 was also the year in which the ‘Vollrath’ violin was manufactured. The instrument was named after one of its former owners, Mr. Erik Vollrath of Munich, Germany, but it is also sometimes referred to as ‘Hamma’, owing to its brief stay in the astonishing collection that belonged to the renowned German dealers.
More information: Antonio Stradivari Set 1, Volume 3, Page 304