Antonio Stradivari (violin) Prové – 1718 ca.

This violin still bears an original label reading ‘Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis/Faciebat Anno 1715’, but although Fridolin Hamma certified the instrument as having a production date in line with the label, Charles Beare dated it to around 1718–20. The instrument is named after one of its former owners, the Muscovite merchant Ivan Karlovitsch Prové.

More information: Antonio Stradivari Set 1, Volume 3, Page 232