- "It is called 'The Firebird' because of its fire-red varnish and its fish-bone shaped grain, resembling a bird about to take off, and "ex-St Exupery" after a previous owner the author of 'The Little Prince'.
- "Elective Affinities: Tributes to Antonio Stradivari by well-known players & experts", Salvatore Accardo, The Strad, December, 1987, 1987.
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments
Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam, May 31, 1978
Certificate: Etienne Vatelot, Paris, May 20, 1971
Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Bremen, Zurich, New York, Vienna, April 8, 2003. X-4240.