Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1713, the 'Pingrille'

Violin: 40492

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1713."

Back: Two-piece with small wings in the lower flanks

Scroll: by Sacconi

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


from 1921 Lyon & Healy
in 1925 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
J. E. Greiner
from 1925 Dr. Evan O'Neill Kane
Samuel Carmell
until 1979 Jacques Français
from 1979 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1979) #2122.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris

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.)


  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Correspondence with Jordan Sandquist, September, 2005
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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