Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1714, the 'Dolphin, Delfino'


Violin: 29483

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Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1714"

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Reddish-brown

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Body length: Reddish-brown

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm


Notes:

This violin has a high reputation for the tonal quality and was once owned and played by the world famous virtuoso Jascha Heifetz (1902-1987). The owner in the late 1800s, George Hart, named the violin "Dolphin" as its striking appearance and color of its back reminded him of a dolphin. This violin is known as one of the top three violins made by Stradivari along with 1715 "Alard" and 1716 "Messiah".

Nippon Music Foundation

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