Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1733, the 'Des Rosiers'

Violin: 40677

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Original label

Back: One-piece with a broad figure extending towards slightly from left to right

Top: of medium-grained spruce, straight and even

Ribs: from the same log as the back

Varnish: Reddish

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 15.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


According to legend, a mob storming a chateau wanted to destroy the Strad because it was a symbol of aristocracy. A young Corporal tried to save the Strad by grabbing it an running away. He was caught and guillotined, but the violin survived.

Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Instruments, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961

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