Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1677, the 'Le Lever du Soleil (Sunrise)'

Violin: 40931

Back: One-piece marked by a broad curl

Top: one-piece, of broad grain on the treble side

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 10.45 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


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


until 1863 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
1863 - 1872 Mr. H. Grosjean
1872 - 1893 Charles Willemotte
1894 - 1895 Gustave Bernardel
1894 - 1914 Philippe Bovet
1914 - 1921 Jean Bovet
1921 - 1922 Caressa & Français
in 1922 Marc Laberte
until 1973 Pierre Dalphin
1973 - 1998 Ryukakusan Co., Ltd.
from 1998 Anonymous
from c. 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998)
  • Receipt: Caressa & Français, Paris (1922) To Marc Laberte.

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 - Catalogue of the 2008 Exhibit in Montpelier, Peter Biddulph, Frédéric Chaudière & John Dilworth, Musée Fabre / Actes Sud, Montpelier (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Antonio Stradivari in Japan, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: l'estetica sublime, Maurizio Villa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 2004, Newsquest Specialist Media, London
  • Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 1, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen (illustrated)
  • Le Lever du Soleil, Albert Caressa, Paris (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2001 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1677: The Sunrise, Machold Rare Violins, Vienna (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • Violons par Antonius Stradivarius de Crémone, Albert Caressa, Paris (illustrated)
  • We Love Stradivari, NHK (illustrated)


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