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
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

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  • 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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