Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1737, the 'George Gudgeon'

Cello: 42864

Labeled, "Dominicus Montgana / Sub Signum Cremonae Venetia 17[37]."

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Orange

Length of back: 73.4 cm

Upper bouts: 34.7 cm

Middle bouts: 24.3 cm

Lower bouts: 43.3 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


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

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


Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
Sold by George Hart
until 1850 Luigi Tarisio
from 1850 John Hart
until 1935 George Gudgeon
1936-1953 Max Möller & Son
from 1953 Daniel & Eleanore Saidenberg
in 2004 Current owner

Known players

Daniel Saidenberg

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1730.

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.)


  • Violins & Violinists, January-February, 1954, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1994 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1947, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Domenicus Montagnana
  • Italiaansche Vioolbouw, Max Möller, Max Möller N. V., Amsterdam (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2005 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)


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