Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1739, the 'Hancock'

Cello: 40665

Back: Two-piece with flames sloping upwards from the center joint

Top: of spruce with medium-width grain in the center and broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: original

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 74.1 cm

Upper bouts: 37.3 cm

Lower bouts: 43.5 cm

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until 1961 G. Allen Hancock
1961-2003 Current owner

Known players

Stephen Kates


  • Conversation with Stephen Kates
  • The Strad, October, 1986, London (illustrated)
  • Domenica Montagnana - "Lauter in Venetia": Exposition of Lendinara 1997, Carlson Cacciatori Neumann & C., Cremona (illustrated)
  • Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Association pour la Promotion des Arts, Paris (illustrated)
  • The Strad, October, 1986, Margaret Campbell, London (illustrated)
  • Violin and Lute Makers of Venice, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)


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