Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1740, the 'Baron Steinheil'

Violin: 42866

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.9 cm


The date is listed as 1749 in the Hottinger Collection.

Henry Hottinger Collection


until 1910 Baron Steinheil
1910 - 1926 Dr. Steiner-Schweitzer
in 1926 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
1926 - 1940 Harry Wahl
... ...
from 1947 Henry Hottinger
until 1958 Louis E. Brooks
... ...
from 1965 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY ". . .feinste existierende. . ."

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, July-August, 1947, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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