Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Aurea'

Violin: 41366

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1715."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl slanting upwards from the joint

Top: of even medium grain

Scroll: of broad curl

Ribs: of narrower curl

Varnish: Red-brown over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.85 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

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Due to an injury to his fingers, Professor Bartl had the violin modified so that he could play it left-handed. In 1909, probably with a new owner, it was restored to its original right-hand form.


Known players

Anna Brunner, Bartek Niziol, Gérard Poulet, Ziaoming Wang


  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band III und IV, Die Cremoneser Schule / Antonius Stradivarius, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Amar Quartett
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • FESTIVAL 2019
  • Playing Second Fiddle to Their Instruments, January 23, 2009
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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