Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, the 'King Maximilian, Unico'

Violin: 41349

Back: One-piece

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Reddish

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

Reported stolen on May 29, 1999

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Reported stolen in the September, 1999 issue of "The Strad".

Stolen Stradivarius Violin announcement, The Strad, September, 1999, London

A substantial reward has been offered for the return of the violin.


from 1806 King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria
1826 - 1827 I. B. Schott & Sons
from 1827 Bernard Hausmann
until 1927 Dr. Fritz Hartmann
from 1927 Emil Herrmann, New York
- Dr. Hans Kühne
until 1930 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1930 Rudolph Loeb
1966 - 1999 Axel Springer Foundation
from 1999 Reported stolen

Known players

Michel Schwalbé


  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, September, 1999, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Taxe der Streichinstrumente (9th edition), Albert Fuchs, Musikverlag Friedrich Hofmeister, Hofheim am Taunus (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • Two Famous Stradivarius-Violins: "King Maximilian" and "Prince Khevenhüller", Emil Herrmann, New York, New York (illustrated)


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