Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1712, the 'Poliakin'


Violin: 41172

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1712"

Back: Two-piece of irregularly figured maple

Top: of fine-grained spruce

Scroll: not by Stradivari; probably by a member of the Gagliano family

Varnish: Orange-brown, widely retouched

Length of back: 35.65 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm


Notes:

"The instrument was in Russia already in 1806 and was restored the same year by the Petersburg maker Steiniger."

The Great Russian Collection, The Great Russian Collection, Moscow

Known players

David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Mihail Erdenco

References

  • Stradivari E I Grandi Liutai Cremonesi Dall'U.R.S.S., Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Great Russian Collection, Soglasie, Moscow

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