Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1780

Cello: 44789

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 17*1."

Back: Two-piece of faint medium curl descending slightly from the joint

Top: of medium grain on the treble side, opening out towards the bass side

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of faint medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 75.0 cm

Upper bouts: 35.1 cm

Middle bouts: 23.7 cm

Lower bouts: 45.3 cm


in 1949 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1946)
  • Certificate: Giacomo & Leandro Jr. Bisiach, Milan

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 5, 1984, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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