Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1689, the 'Ragin'

Violin: 50751

Back: One-piece

Scroll: Later.

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in c. 1930 Thomas C. Petersen
until 1980 Jacques Français
in 1980 Anonymous
from 1980 Ragin Wenk-Wolff
in 2022 Sveaas Foundation

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1980) #2151. States the violin "...bearing the label of Antonio Stradivarius, dated 1696, was actually made about 1689, and is genuine of this maker in all its parts, with the exception of the scroll which is of the late 19th century"
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA
  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern

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  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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