A violin owned by Albert Einstein will go under the hammer on Friday — and experts believe it could fetch up to $150,000.
“Made for the Worlds Greatest Scientist Professor,” reads the inside label.
The instrument, dubbed Lina, was constructed by Pennsylvania cabinet maker Oscar H. Stegerr in 1933, the year the German-born Einstein decided to remain in the United States after Hitler came to power. It is being sold by Bonhams Fine Art division in New York.
Einstein reportedly played the violin often and was known to crank out Mozart while working.
“Life without playing music is inconceivable for me,” he once said. “I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music . . . I get most joy in life out of music.”