1715 Dominicus Montagnana violin

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1715 Dominicus Montagnana violin

This fine violin was created by Dominicus Montagnana, one of the greatest Venetian violin-makers of the 18th century. It is a rare and very noted example of this famous violin-maker's work. The history of this violin is known from the latter half of the 19th century, and it passed through the hands of Hart & Son, Marconi (the radio pioneer and violin enthusiast), violin connoisseur R. A. Bower Esq., violin virtuoso Albert Sammons and Percival Hodgson, violin soloist, composer and professor.

  • Anonymous loan
  • Acquired: 2006
  • Value: $950,000