Domenico Montagnana, Venice, c. 1739, the 'Lutyens'


Cello: 44490

Labeled, "Dom. Montagana Alle Insegne dell Cremona Venetia."

Modeling and arching are twin to the 'Hancock' of 1739.

Back: Two-piece with medium horizontal flames and original wings on the treble side

Top: of pine of wide and somewhat irregular grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red garnet color, unpolished

Length of back: 74.2 cm

Upper bouts: 36.1 cm

Middle bouts: 25.2 cm

Lower bouts: 44.6 cm

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Notes:

Shown informally during a talk by Christopher Reuning at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

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

Provenance

- Colonel Paget
until 1903 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1903 Lord Coke
until 1905 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1905 Charles B. Lutyens
until 1909 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1909 Reverend F. R. Carbonell
until 1920 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1920 Charles B. Lutyens
until 1926 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1926 H. Bliss
until 1979 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1979 Current owner

Known players

Adrien-Francois Servais, William De Rosa

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1979)

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.)

References

  • Christophe Landon Rare Violins 2007 Calendar, New York (illustrated)
  • Geigen aus Venedig, Aloys Greither, Werner Dausien, Hanau (illustrated)
  • Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Association pour la Promotion des Arts, Paris (illustrated)
  • The Strad, 1924, Arthur Broadley, London, May (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)

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