Giuseppe Gagliano, Naples, 1785


Small Violin: 44765

Labeled, "Joseph Gagliano Filius Nicolai et Nepos Januarius Fecit Neapoli 1785."

Back: Two-piece of almost plain wood

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of faint medium curl

Ribs: of faint medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 29.6 cm

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


Notes:

A child's violin.

Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Part I Auction Catalog, April 7, 1983, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 7, 1983, Part I, London, London


"This violin is set up as a Violino Piccolo, and has been on tour recently for use in the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and the Cantata No. 140 by Bach."

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 27, 1990, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 27, 1990, London, London

Provenance

- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1983 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 1990 Sold by Sotheby's
in 1995 Hans-Josef Thomas
... ...
in 2002 Sold by Sotheby's
in 2004 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1983)

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References

  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Kleine Geigen - Grosse Meister (Exhibition, Aachen, May 1995), Verband Deutscher Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher, Aachen (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 2004, John Dilworth, Newsquest Specialist Media, London
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 7, 1983, Part I, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 27, 1990, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Strad 2004 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)

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