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
... ...
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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