20 Nov 2012

The Ashmolean is famous for the Stradivari Messiah, but it also has several wonderfully austere Amati violins and this fabulous decorated Stradivari.  We went to visit the museum last week with our daughter Maggie Ashmole.

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Martin Swan and Maggie Ashmole at the Ashmolean Museum violin collectionAntonio Stradivari Violin, 1683

Antonio Stradivari Violin, Ashmolean collectionMaster violin maker Stradivari Not the Messiah - but another Strad violin in the Ashmolean MuseumAshmolean violin collection - StradivariThe most beautiful violin in the world - 1683 Stradivari in the Ashmolean MuseumBeautiful craftsmanship - 1683 Stradivari violin in the Ashmole collectionDecorated Stradivari violin scrollMaster craftsman - Stradivari purfling and inlayPurfling & inlay on a Stradivari violin