Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1727

Violin: 41988

Labeled, "Domenicus Montagnana sub Si- / gnum Cremonae Venetiis 1727."

Back: Two-piece with narrow, horizontal flaming

Top: Two halves probably not from the same log

Scroll: of faint curl

Ribs: of broader figure

Varnish: reddish-brown over golden-yellow base

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.9 cm


until 1951 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1951 Bernard Andrews
until 1989 John & Arthur Beare
in 1989 Sold by Christie's
from 1989 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Benjamin Schmid, Peter Schuhmayer

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1989) CB/3070.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1951)

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  • Auburn University
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 14, 1989, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Domenica Montagnana - "Lauter in Venetia": Exposition of Lendinara 1997, Carlson Cacciatori Neumann & C., Cremona (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • Violin and Lute Makers of Venice, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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