The instrument by Antonio Domenicelli was left in a parked car on 1 November 2015


A reward of $1,000 is being offered for any information on the whereabouts of stolen 300-year-old cello by Italian maker Antonio Domenicelli.

The 1714 instrument, worth over $1m, was left in the trunk of a maroon 2007 Acura, parked in the garage of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Glendale, California on 1 November. Both the car and cello were stolen and police are currently investigating whether instrument or vehicle was the focus of the theft.

The cello bears the label ‘Antonio Domenicelli Fecit en Ferrara 1714’ and features an asymmetrical tailpiece.

The owner of the instrument, Hollywood session musician Cameron Stone, has performed the cello on a number of popular albums and film soundtracks, including Frozen and Tomorrowland.

Anyone with information is asked to call Glendale police at (818) 637-3242 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 548-4911.

Watch an ABC news report about the stolen cello below:

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