November 2019 New York auction

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Giovanni Battista Grancino II, Milan, 1720


Violin: 40820

Labeled, "Giovanni Grancino in Contrada / Largha di Milano al segno / della Corona 1720"

Back: One-piece of medium curl

Top: of fine to medium grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Gold orange

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

Provenance

until 2000 Jacques Francais
from 2000 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (2000) #5510.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1969)

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References

  • Christie's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 5, 2000, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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