Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1735

Violin: 44733

Labeled, "Domenicus Montagnana sub signum Cremona Venetiis 1735."

Back: One-piece of medium to narrow curl descending from left to right

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of fainter medium curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back; lower rib is in one piece

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm

There are 8 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1929 Albert Caressa
until 1929 Caressa
in 1929 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
in 1931 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1931 Frank Miles Yount
C. Michael Paul
until 1986 Raymonde I. Paul
in 1986 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Hjorth & Sønner, Copenhagen (1966)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1931)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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