Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1724, the 'Abergavanny'

Violin: 41517

Dated 1714.

Back: One-piece

Varnish: Reddish golden

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.85 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There are 14 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Canon Capel
John Betts
Willi Post
Sold by Jacques Français
Crtomir Siskovic
in 1896 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1896-1901 Alfred Way
in 1901 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
from 1901 Charles Morris
until 1905 Robert Augustus Bower
from 1905 August Herrmann
1922-1923 Emil Herrmann, New York
... ...
from 1923 and in 1937 Current owner

Known players

Hertes-Norton, Leonidas Kavakos

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1981) #2261B.

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  • Antonio Stradivari: Violino Abergevanny 1724, Editrice Turris, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Associazione Liutaria Italiana directory, 1992-93 (illustrated)
  • Da Stradivari ai giorni nostri, Paolo Sorgentone, Cremona Books, Cremona (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Italian & French Violin Makers: Volume 2, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 1610
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Stradivarius Memorial Association
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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