Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1718, the 'Firebird, Exupery'


Violin: 41540

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Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1718"

Back: Two-piece of broad curl

Top: of medium even grain

Scroll: of medium curl

Varnish: Red-orange on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Body length: Red-orange on a golden ground

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm


Notes:

"It is called 'The Firebird' because of its fire-red varnish and its fish-bone shaped grain, resembling a bird about to take off, and "ex-St Exupery" after a previous owner the author of 'The Little Prince'.

Elective Affinities: Tributes to Antonio Stradivari by well-known players & experts, Salvatore Accardo, The Strad, December, 1987, London

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Provenance

Max Möller & Son, Salvatore Accardo, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Known players

Salvatore Accardo

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