Antonio Gragnani, Livorno, 1778


Violin: 44731

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Gragnani fecit Liburni anno 1778."

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

Top: of even medium grain

Scroll: later by another maker, of narrow curl

Ribs: of medium to broad curl; branded "AG" by the tailpin

Varnish: Dark red-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Provenance

in 1948 David Kaplan
... ...
in 1986 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2005 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1956)

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References

  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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