Giovanni & Francesco Grancino, Milan, 1692

Viola: 43220

Labeled, "Gio(ni) e Francesco Frat(li) Grancini in Contrada Larga di Milano al Segno della Corona 1692."

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

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of faint medium curl

Varnish: Dark golden-brown

Length of back: 42.0 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Sold by Hamma & Co.
in 1994 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1963)

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  • The Strad, July, 1999, Carlo Chiesa, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 22, 1994, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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