Alessandro Gagliano, Naples, 1710

Violin: 44162

Back: One-piece, with broad flames descending from left to right

Top: with wide grain on the right side and finer grain on the left

Scroll: of wood similar to one of the isdes

Ribs: of very small curl

Varnish: Reddish brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

There are 14 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


This instrument is a twin to the "Rotondo" Gagliano of 1710 (ID=881).

Alessandro Gagliano, The Strad, July, 1976, London


in 1921 Rosen
until 1971 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1971 Anonymous
in 1976 Jerry G. Forestieri
... ...
in 2015 Anonymous
in 2016 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1990) X-615.
  • Letter: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1988)
  • Certificate: Otto Möckel, Berlin (1921)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY "… an exceptional example of the maker's work."

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  • The Strad, July, 1976, London (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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