Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1727, the 'Récamier'

Violin: 41534

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis, faciebat anno 17.."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.6 cm


Illustrated in The Strad, June 1927 and Jan. 1991.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago

Mischa Elman: "It is interesting to note that some experts believe that my 1717 Recamier should be labeled 1727."

Star Gazing, World of Strings, Spring, 1958, Philadelphia


- Napoleon Bonaparte
until 1804 Madame Juliette Récamier
from 1804 Count Gabriel-Jean-Joseph Molitor
- Caressa
until 1917 Caressa & Français
from 1917 Jean Louis Courvoisier
until 1920 Caressa & Français
from 1920 Julio de Ygartua
until 1925 Caressa & Français
from 1925 Mischa Elman
in 2011 Current owner

Known players

Mischa Elman, Sayaka Shoji


  • The Strad, January, 1991, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 1991, Allan Kozinn, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Not Found |
  • World of Strings, Spring, 1958, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia


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