Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1782, the 'Partello, Sabatini'

Violin: 41441

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 1782."

Back: One-piece of medium curl descending from left to right

Top: of medium to fine grain

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of faint medium to broad curl

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.5 cm


in 1892 Dwight J. Partello
... ...
from 1920 Lyon & Healy
in 1929 Sold by Lyon & Healy
- George Bass
until 1992 Robert Kagan
in 1992 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1892)
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL Undated.

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1929), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 11, 1992, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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