Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1760


Violin: 42664

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 1761."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl descending from the joint

Top: by another member of the Gagliano family; of fine grain on the flanks of the treble side, opening out to very broad grain on the flanks of the bass side

Scroll: of faint narrow curl

Ribs: of medium to narrow curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Provenance

in 1929 Sold by Lyon & Healy
until 1935 Joseph Settin & Vincent Cardillo
- Dr Eugenio Sturchio
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Bill of sale: Joseph Settin & Vincent Cardillo, New York, NY (1935)
  • Letter: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL (1935)
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL (1932)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1927)

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References

  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1929), Lyon & Healy, Chicago
  • Sotheby's Stringed Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)

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