Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1735

Cello: 44238

Labeled, "Domenico Montagnana / Sub Signo Cremonae Venetia 1735."

Back: Two-piece of medium narrow curl descending from the joint; several repaired sound-post cracks

Top: of broad grain

Ribs: of medium irregular curl

Varnish: Brownish gold

Length of back: 73.9 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Grand Duke Constantine Nikolayevich
Grand Duke Constantin Constantinovich
Grand Duchess Elisabeth Mawrievna
until 1917 Ernst Geiser
from 1917 Otto Wulffius
in 1979 Sold by Christie's
1982-2004 Boris Pergamenschikow
from 2006 and in 2006 UK Philharmonia Orchestra
in 2006 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
from 2006 Razumovsky Trust

Known players

Boris Pergamenschikow, David Cohen

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2006)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1982) #2308.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London September-October, 1927

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.)


  • Boris Pergamenschikow
  • Christie's Musical Manuscripts, Printed Music and Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, January 24, 1979, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • J. & A. Beare - Notable Sales
  • Montagnana Cello comes to the UK
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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