Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1690, the 'Barjansky'

Cello: 41607

Label dated 1684.

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: In fruitwood and also by Stradivari, but from a different piece of wood as the rest of the instrument. Original neck.

Length of back: 76.0 cm

Upper bouts: 34 cm

Middle bouts: 23.1 cm

Lower bouts: 43.6 cm

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Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
Marquis de Pluvié
Jules Gallay
Louis Vidoudez
in 1871 Comte de Poilloüe de Saint Périer de Kergorlay
until 1909 Caressa & Français
in 1909 Sold by George Hart
from 1909 Dr Sergei Barjansky
from 1922 Henri Quersin
in 1963 R. van de Kerchove
... ...
in 1983 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1983 Anonymous
from c. 2020 Current owner

Known players

Gaillard, Julian Lloyd Webber

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1909)

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  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, 1909, London, Nov 1909 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, Part II, June 23, 1983, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, October, 1983, Brian Jones, London (illustrated)


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