Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1724, the 'Sarasate'

Violin: 40293

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarus Cremonenfis / Faciebat Anno 1724"

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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"Sarasate's Stradivari, made in 1724, stands apart by itself in both tone and style; and all who have listened to this delightful master of the art of coaxing forth pure and beautiful tone must have been struck by the ethereal and sparkling quality of his "Strad"- never sonorous, yet always clear and distinct, even when passages of the most extreme rapidity and delicacy are being rendered on it."

Antonio Stradivarius: His Life & Work, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902


from 1817 Kotzius Voloninis & Son
1817 - 1840 Nicolò Paganini
from 1840 Baron Achille Paganini
until 1866 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
1866 - 1908 Pablo Sarasate
from 1909 Musée de la Musique, Cité de la Musique, Paris

Known players

Pablo de Sarasate

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to dated 1713.

Copies of many certificates and other documents are available on request. Please contact us for more information.


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987 (illustrated)
  • Médiathèque de la Cité de la musique, Paris (illustrated)
  • New Light on a brilliant star
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Stephen-Peter Greiner, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 59 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • violons, Vuillaume, edited by Rémy Campos, Musée de la Musique, Paris, 1998 (illustrated)


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