Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1702, the 'De La Taille'

Violin: 15316

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius..."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.5 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"Restored by us in 1932."

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive, W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive


- Alexander Bloch
until 1858 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
from 1858 Charles Gervain
until 1879 Monsieur le Martre
from 1879 Vicomte de la Taille
in 1922 Sold by Caressa & Français
from 1923 Dr. Eugenio Sturchio
until 1948 William Moennig & Son
1948 - 1961 Rafael Druian
in 1961 Sold by William Moennig & Son
1961 - 1975 Dr. Lise B. Elson
from 1975 Mark Sokol
from c. 2010 Current owner

Known players

Mark Sokol, Rafael Druian

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Caressa & Français, Paris (1923)
  • Certificate: Morel & Gradoux-Matt, New York, NY

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • World of Strings, Fall, 1954, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia (illustrated)
  • World of Strings, Fall, 1960, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Joseph Magil, October, 2004
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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