It is said that the great English collector Mr. James Goding named the violin the “Jupiter” around 1800. It was referred to as “De Chaponay”, “Imperator”, “Ex-Goding” during the 18th to 19th century. Once owned by Mr. G. W. Mackenzie, this violin was purchased by the French collector, Vicomte de Janzé from Mr. Goding through Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875) of Paris in 1857. In 1886, it passed into the hands of Duke of Camposelice through the luthier George Withers. After the death of Duke of Camposelice in 1887, the violin was acquired from the Duchess de Camposelice by Mr. T. W. Barnes of New York. Working through the intermediary H. C. Silvestre of Paris, W. E. Hills purchased the violin in 1898, and in the same year, the British collector R.E. Brandt acquired the violin from the Hills. In 1905, Mrs. Phipps, an amateur cellist from New York, purchased the violin from the Hills as a gift for her husband John S. Phipps. The violin remained with the Phipps family for many years. In 1971, amateur violinist and collector Dr. Ephraim Engleman (1911-2015) of San Mateo, California purchased the violin through Rembert Wurlitzer Inc. of New York. In 1992, the Hayashibara Foundation based in Japan purchased the violin through a German luthier Machold. In May 1998, Nippon Music Foundation acquired “Jupiter” from the Hayashibara Foundation through a luthier.