Giovanni Battista Gabrielli, Florence, 1755


Viola: 43433

Labeled, "Joannes Batista de Gabbrielli Florentinus / fecit 1753" and branded "G. B. B." at the button and the bottom bout.

Back: Two-piece of light narrow curl

Top: of fine to open grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of fine medium curl

Varnish: Yellow-brown

Length of back: 39.1 cm

Provenance

in 1928 Sold by Emil Herrmann
... ...
in 1995 Current owner

References

  • Emil Herrmann Rare Violins (Meistergeigen) 1927-28, Emil Herrmann, New York (illustrated)
  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 3, 1995, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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