Stolen 1790 Philadelphia Viola Found Smashed in the Street

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The 1790 “Giovanni Grancino, Milan” viola stolen last week, during a home robbery in Philadelphia, and reported on The Violin Channel, has been found smashed into piece in a vacant lot near the victim’s home.

The owner, Nancy Drye, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Orchestra, had owned the instrument since 1978.

“It feels like a death in the family,” she has said.

The instrument was valued at approximately US $9,000.

If you have any information, please contact Philadelphia Police.

 

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