Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1715

Small Violin: 41053

Labeled, "Domenicus Montagnana Fecit / Venetiis Anno Domini 1715."

Back: Two-piece of irregular curl

Top: of fine to medium grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden red

Length of back: 34.65 cm

Upper bouts: 15.7 cm

Middle bouts: 9.8 cm

Lower bouts: 19.7 cm


Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Boston


Giugliemo Marconi
George Hart II
Faber Brown
in 1912 Thomas H. Jones
Albert Edward Sammons
in 1958 Clyde Banks
... ...
in 1970 Anonymous
in 1975 Alan Esty
... ...
from 2006 Canada Council for the Arts

Known players

Véronique Mathieu

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Harry A. Duffy, Del Mar, CA (1975)
  • Certificate: L. P. Balmforth & Son, Leeds (1958)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1920)
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1706.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • The Strad, 1912, Towry Piper, London, Jun 1912
  • Canada Council for the Arts | Bringing the arts to life
  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 6, 2001, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)


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