Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1785

Violin: 45072

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius / Nicolai fecit Neap. 1785", the "85" in pen.

Back: Two-piece of faint small curl

Top: of broad grain in the center, becoming finer towards the flanks

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Dark brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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until 1944 W. E. Hill & Sons
1944 - 1959 H. C. Dandridge
from 1959 Current owner


  • The Strad, October, 1958, London (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Instrumentalist, Victor Angelescu, January, 1963 (illustrated)


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