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World

Web Desk
March 13, 2018

Albert Einstein's violin fetches £373,000 at New York auction

World

Web Desk
Tue, Mar, 18


NEW YORK: A violin that belonged to the famed physicist Albert Einstein has sold for a whopping £373,000. The genius Einstein  had a great love of the instrument, which he had been reportedly playing regularly since his childhood.

Albert Einstein is widely known for his contribution as a physicist but there’s more to him than just that. The famed physicist also  love of the instrument, which he played since the tender  age of six and rarely travelled without one later in life.

It was said that playing the violin helped him think about his theories.

The instrument which according to Einstein made him think about his theories recently went under the hammer as it fetched close to Rs 33707346 in an auction. The violin was made by a member of the symphony orchestra in Pennsylvania named Oscar Steger for Einstein in 1933.

Einstein was a resident scholar at Princeton University and later gifted the violin to a janitor’s son. It remained with the Hibbs family since then until a descendant decided to sell it off in an auction.

No other violin owned by Einstein has made it to the markets before this according to auctioneers.