Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1729, the 'Innes, Loder'

Violin: 41552

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1729 AS."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl descending slightly from the joint

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of faint medium curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.65 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.65 cm


- Sold by Hart & Son
until 1935 Mrs. Ernest C. Innes
in 1935 Sold by Christie's
from 1935 Unknown
until 1969 Jane Eyre
in 1969 Sold by Christie's
from 1969 D. Davies
in 1988 Sold by Sotheby's
- John David Loder
from 2003 Current owner

Known players

Eugene Sarbu

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: John & Arthur Beare, London (1970)
  • Letter: John & Arthur Beare, London (1963)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1918)

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  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Christie's The Loder Stradivarius Violin, Musical Instruments, Miniatures and Objects of Vertu Auction Catalog, December 9, 1969, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 22, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Stradivari Legacy, Carlo Chiesa & Duane Rosengard, Peter Biddulph, London (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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