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


Notes:

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

Provenance

in 1931 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
... ...
in 1948 Sold by Ruggiero Ricci

Certificates & Documents

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

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References

  • 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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