Giovanni Battista Grancino I, Milan, 1701

Cello: 45292

Labeled, "Giovanni Grancino in Contrada Largha di Milano al segno dell Corona 1701."

Back: Two-piece of plain poplar cut on the slab

Top: of medium grain, with original wings in the lower bouts

Scroll: of maple of faint medium curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back, cut on the slab

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 74.6 cm

Upper bouts: 33.9 cm

Middle bouts: 22.6 cm

Lower bouts: 43.65 cm

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


in 1988 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (2007)
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1989)

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  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 10, 2007, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 23-25, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violoncello, Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1701 (unpublished monograph), Machold Rare Violins, Vienna (illustrated)


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