Antonio Gragnani, Livorno, 1770


Violin: 42521

Labeled, "Antonius Gragnani fecit Liburni Anno 177*"; branded "AG" on the button and by the tailpin.

Back: Two-piece slab-cut, showing irregular, medium flamy figure

Top: of medium grain spruce

Scroll: Original, long-throated

Ribs: of broad-figured maple

Varnish: Orange-brown

Provenance

in 1931 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
... ...
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1969)

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References

  • Sotheby's Stringed Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1931), Part 1, Lyon & Healy, Chicago

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