Giovanni Battista Grancino I, Milan, 1695

Cello: 44685

Labeled, "Giovanni Grancino Contrada Largha di Milano al segno della Genovali, 1701."

Back: Two-piece of faint narrow irregular curl

Top: of pronounced medium grain

Scroll: plain, not by Grancino

Ribs: of broader curl, cut on the slab; by another maker

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 76.8 cm


until 1979 Thomas Storer
in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1956)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 30, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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