Gennaro Gagliano, Naples, 1750

Violin: 44869

Labeled, "Januarius Gagliano filius / Alexandri fecit Neap 1755."

Back: Two-piece of medium to broad curl ascending slightly from the joint; with fleur -de-lis of mastic inlaid into the corners

Top: of medium grain, broadening towards the flanks, with fleur -de-lis of mastic inlaid into the corners

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of a more distinct medium curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm


in 1995 Sold by Skinner
in 1997 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1977) With photos attached.

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  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 3, 1995, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 29, 1984, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)


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