Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Spa
"For forty years, he owned the 'Ames' Strad, an exceptionally fine 1734 example of the master's art. The 'Ames' was stolen from the director's office at Longy in 1981 following a recital Totenberg played to honour the retiring Wolfe Wolfinsohn."
Legacy of Experience, James Forrest, The Strad, July, 1987, London
Recovered in 2015. It is believed that the violin was stolen by Phillip Johnson and hidden from public view for over 35 years.
A Rarity Reclaimed: Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years
"...Rare Violins In Consortium, a way for wealthy patrons of the arts to acquire string instruments and then lend them out to promising young musicians for years at a time [...] My father's violin will go first to 18-year-old Nathan Meltzer..."
The Tale Of The Stolen Totenberg Stradivarius Ends With A New Legacy, Nina Totenberg, NPR article, October 9, 2018