"There was less agreement on a fifth instrument that raised suspicions: a 1771 Antonio Gragnani violin valued at $190,000. Reuning said the instrument's top and sound holes did not at all resemble the work of Gragnani, whom he called
among the more consistent Italian luthiers of his time.
Kass said the instrument bore a resemblance to the work of Gragnani's lesser-known son, Onorato, and suggested the label may have been switched to increase its value. To Beare, the violin could be a legitimate early work of Gragnani, but he said he could not make a concrete determination without inspecting the instrument."
False Notes, Mark Mueller, The Star Ledger, New Jersey
"Expert X said it had been heavily restored. He valued at $80,000."
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004