Antonio Gragnani, Livorno, 1760, the 'Ricci'

Violin: 42518

Labeled, "Antonius Gragnani fecit Liburni Anno 1760."

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl ascending from the joint

Top: of fairly even-growth spruce

Scroll: Original, almost plain

Ribs: slightly plainer; stamped "A. G." underneath the tailpin

Varnish: Dark golden-brown

Length of back: 36.0 cm

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Slightly larger than normal.

Wurlitzer Collection of Rare Violins, Violas & Violoncellos - 1931, Part 1, Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1931), Part 1, Chicago


until 1929 Marius Casadesus
in 1931 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
in 1934 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1934 Oscar H. Rink
in 1948 Sold by Ruggiero Ricci
until 1959 Joseph Franco
in 1959 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1959 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1958)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1934)

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.)


  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 25, 1983, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • 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)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1931), Part 1, Lyon & Healy, Chicago


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