Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1721, the 'André Hekking'

Cello: 42865

Labeled, "Dominicus Montagnana sub, Signum Cremona Venetiis 1721."

Back: with small wings added by the maker

Varnish: Cherry red

Length of back: 73.6 cm

Upper bouts: 34.6 cm

Middle bouts: 25.0 cm

Lower bouts: 43.6 cm

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"An authentic example but drastically reduced in size - the whole of the outline recut, consequently when offered for sale after the death of Heking I was unwilling to entertain the offer." -Alfred Hill


in 1870 Colonel Stoffel
in 1874 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
1874 - 1900 Professor Hippolyte Rabaud
in 1900 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
1900 - 1925 André Hekking
1925 - 1926 Albert Caressa
1926 - 1929 Rodman Wanamaker
in 1929 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
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in 1947 Alfred Wallenstein
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in 1975 Gabor Rejto
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in 2004 Peter Rejto
c. 2009 - c. 2015 Anonymous
from c. 2015 Current owner

Known players

Alfred Wallenstein, André Hekking, Gabor Rejto, Jan Vogler, Peter Rejto

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1933) "The outline of this 'cello has been modified. This modification was, probably, carried out in France some 80-100 years ago when preference was given to instruments of smaller size."

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