1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivari violin

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1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivari violin

This instrument, made in 1717 by Italian violinmaker Antonio Stradivari, has been in the possession of a number of collectors and noted violinists, most recently Leon Weinstein, who purchased it in 1961. In 1980, Mr. Weinstein donated the Stradivari to the Ontario Heritage Foundation in the hope of starting a collection of great musical instruments to be made available to outstanding Canadian musicians who would not otherwise have the opportunity to play such fine instruments.

  • Donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
  • Acquired: 1988
  • Value: $5.5 million