Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1724, the 'Sarasate'

Violin: 40293

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarus Cremonensis, faciebat anno 1724." Printed motif "A. + S." Inscription on the scroll: "PS."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 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, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), London


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.

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.)


  • 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 (illustrated)
  • Médiathèque de la Cité de la musique, Paris (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Brigitte Brandmair & Stefan-Peter Greiner (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 59 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • Violons, Vuillaume, Rémy Campos, Musée de la Musique, Paris (illustrated)


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