Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1717, the 'Gariel, Stark'

Violin: 41424

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece cut on the quarter, marked with a handsome curly flame

Top: Two curls appear just below the right sound hole and there is a slight curve in the grain on the left side

Scroll: matches back

Ribs: matches back

Varnish: Transparent red on a golden-yellow background

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 11.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm


Luigi Tarisio
Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
in 1881 and until 1917 Charles Marie Gariel
... ...
in 1917 Sold by Caressa & Français
1917-1919 Julio de Ygartua
from 1919 Caressa & Français
Maucotel & Deschamps
Sold by Hamma & Co.
Sold by O. H. Bryant
1932-1962 Samuel L. Crocker
until 2010 Jaime Laredo
from 2011 Current owner

Known players

Jaime Laredo, Nicola Benedetti


  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1946, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Jamie Laredo
  • The Strad, February, 2000, Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 1944, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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