Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1790

Violin: 43435

Labeled, "Nicolaus Gagliano Filius Alexandri fecit Neap. 1755."

Back: Two-piece of medium to narrow curl ascending from the joint

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

Scroll: by another member of the Gagliano family, probably Antonio II; of plain wood

Ribs: of fainter medium to narrow curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.0 cm


in 1943 Albert Edward Sammons
... ...
in 1995 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943) Attributes the instrument to Nicolo Gagliano.

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  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 31, 1995, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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