Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693, the 'Ries'

Violin: 40772

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece

Top: of fine grain

Varnish: Reddish brown

Length of back: 36.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1850 François van Hal
... ...
1860 - 1867 Henri Leonard
1867 - 1876 W. Langhaus
from 1876 Franz Riess
- Sold by Hamma & Co.
in 1929 Sold by Emil Herrmann
... ...
in 1945 Alexander Mackay Smith
... ...
from 1951 Current owner

Known players

Catherine Wade Smith, Franz Ries

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Bicentenario Stradivariano, Cremona (1937)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1930)

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 and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Beautiful Italian Violins, Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1963 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Die Kunst Des Geigenbaues (1930), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Leipzig (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, September, 2006, Florian Leonhard, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Stradivarius Memorial Association
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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