Giovanni Battista Grancino I, Milan, c. 1701


Cello: 44877

Labeled, "Giovanni Grancino in Contrada Largha di Milano al segno della Corona, 17..."

Dimensions slightly reduced in the upper bouts.

Back: Two-piece of very faint horizontal narrow curl

Top: of pronounced medium to broad grain

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: almost plain

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 75.5 cm

Upper bouts: 35.0 cm

Middle bouts: 24.8 cm

Lower bouts: 45.5 cm

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Provenance

in 1986 Sold by Sotheby's
until 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio
from 2013 Current owner

References

  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 22, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Grancino Family, Carlo Chiesa, 18 July 2019

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