Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1781

Violin: 43544

Bearing its original label, "Ferdinandus Gagliano filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 1781."

Back: Two-piece of fairly broad figure descending slightly from the joint

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

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1916 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1916 Miss D. J. Macintosh
until 1973 Mrs D. I. McKee
in 1973 Sold by Sotheby's
until 1980 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1980 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1980)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1916)
  • Receipt: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1916)
  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London

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  • Italienische Violinen des 18. Jahrhunderts, John Huber, Verlag Erwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 11, 1973, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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