Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1728, the 'Dragonetti, Milanollo'

Violin: 40875

Back: Two-piece with the flames rising slightly from the joint

Top: of fine grain

Varnish: Orange over a golden ground

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From Dragonetti's will: "I bequeath this violin, which was played by Paganini, to Teresa Milanollo."

Les Deux Stradivarius, Les deux Stradivarius de Domenico Dragonetti, La Chaux-de-Fonds


- Giovanni Battista Viotti
1794 - 1846 Domenico Dragonetti
1846 - 1904 Teresa Milanollo
1904 - 1906 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1906 Wottmann
until 1951 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1951 Ratnagar
until 1968 W. E. Hill & Sons
1968 - 1990 Christian Ferras
from 1990 Pierre Amoyal
in 2004 Current owner

Known players

Christian Ferras, Corey Cerovsek, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Nicolò Paganini, Pierre Amoyal, Teresa Milanollo

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Etienne Vatelot, Paris (1983)

Copies of many certificates and other documents are available on request. Please contact us for more information.


  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Corey Cerovsek Interview
  • Exposition: Huit violons de Stradivarius, Claude Lebet, La Chaux-de-Fonds, October 25-31, 1993 (illustrated)
  • L'Age d'Or du Violon, Spa, Les Amis de la Musique, 2000 (illustrated)
  • Les deux Stradivarius de Domenico Dragonetti, Claude Lebet, La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1991 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, June, 1998, London, 1998 (illustrated)
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • The Strad, June, 1998, Roger Hargrave, London, 1998 (illustrated)
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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