Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, the 'Siberian, Russian, Jack'

Violin: 41350

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece, of broadly figured maple cut on the slab

Top: of medium-grained spruce

Scroll: plain

Ribs: Quarter-cut

Varnish: Rich ruby-red

Length of back: 35.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


So named because it was owned by a Russian amateur who lived in Ekaterinberg (now Sverdlovs) from 1872.

The Henry Ford Collection of Instruments - Part II, Victor Angelescu, Violins & Violinists, March-April, 1960, Chicago


until 1872 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
1872-1888 Thieme
from 1888 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1901 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1909 C. Beyerle
until 1910 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1910 and in 1912 Robert Augustus Bower
until 1924 Dr. Georg Löwenberg
from 1924 Erich Lachmann
until 1928 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1928 Henry Ford
from 1951 and in 2003 Henry Ford Museum

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1926)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1925)

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.)


  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violins & Violinists, March-April, 1960, Victor Angelescu, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)


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