Alessandro Gagliano, Naples, 1710, the 'Rotondo'

Violin: 40881

Labeled, "Alexander Gaglianus Fecit Neap. 1710."

Back: One-piece

Top: one-piece, of narrow grain on the treble side, widening toward the bass side

Scroll: of wood similar to the ribs

Ribs: unlike the wood of the back

Length of back: 35.45 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Sold by Chanot & Chardon
De La Laurencie
from 1933 Caressa & Français
until 1942 Emil Herrmann, New York
1942-1965 Henry Hottinger
... ...
from 1965 and in 1975 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
... ...
in 1993 and until 1997 Alfredo Halegua
1997-2017 Anonymous
from 2017 The Masters University, Santa Clarita, California
in 2018 Sold by Benning Violins
from 2018 The Ossia Collection

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1942) "The violin is in a very perfect state of preservation and is the finest example of Alessandro Gagliano's work known to me."

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • 36 Famous Italian Violins, Alex Wasinski, Herman Gordon, New York (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 1987, Roger Hargrave, London (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The Emil Hermann Collection - Part II, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Strad, essential reading for the string music world since 1890
  • The Strad, May, 1995, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • World of Strings, Fall, 1975, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia (illustrated)


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