Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, the 'Nachez'

Violin: 41358

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 17.9."

Back: One-piece

Varnish: Reddish-yellow

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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


"This is the violin: the Tivadar Nachéz Stradivari of 1703. The label inside says 1709 but the dealer thinks earlier, and the top dates from 1727, much later. The theory is that the violin's top was cracked so the owner took it back to Stradivari, who made a new one and put it on."

The Road Ahead


until 1900 Tivador Nachèz
1900 - 1929 Kurt Vogel
1929 - 1930 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1930 Dr. Albert Sommer
in 1963 Current owner

Known players

Elisabetta Garetti


  • Triennale internazionale degli strumenti ad arco, Cremona (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, December, 2003, Carlo Chiesa, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Road Ahead
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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