Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1735, the 'Lamoureux, Zimbalist'


Violin: 40546

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Original label

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

Reported stolen on 1962

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Notes:

Emil Herrmann notes: "absolut erstklassig und tad. echt. . . Sehr brilliant . .. im Ton. . ."

The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, D.C.


The Lamoureux-Zimbalist Antonio Stradivari violin made in 1734 belonged to violinist David Sarser before it was stolen from his New York studio in 1962. Sarser was a violinist in the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini during the 1950s and also an innovative audio engineer and electronics designer. Sarser was advised that his violin was spirited off to Japan, but he was never able to determine its whereabouts.He stated of his violin, ‘I have no desire to play any other instrument. It became part of me, and I became part of it.’ - Carla Shapreau

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Provenance

David Sarser, Efrem Zimbalist, Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Erich Lachmann, Dr. Steiner-Schweitzer, Hamma & Co., Dr. Hans Kühne, Hamma & Co., Maucotel & Deschamps, Caressa & Francais, Becker, Charles Lamoureux, Marquis de Louvencourt

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Known players

David Sarser, Efrem Zimbalist

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