Decorative purfling in a mosaic of ivory. Stradivari's first known ornamented instrument.
Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, William Henley, Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, Sussex
On loan to Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum from 2004. Now returned to owner.
Classy Visitors To Vienna Museum, The Strad, January, 2004, London
"Some of the drawings Stradivari made for his inlaid instruments survive and can be seen at the Museo Stradivariano in Cremona. It is therefore possible to observe his skilled hand and get a glimpse into the technique he used to produce the decorations on his instruments, which were of the famous 'a spolvero' variety, typically used by painters for frescos." – Alessandra Barabaschi
Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne