Gennaro Gagliano, Naples, 1750
Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Faciebat / Cremonensis Anno 1719."
Back: One-piece of medium irregular curl
Top: of medium grain
Scroll: of narrower figure
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Notes:"This instrument is unusual and striking n that it is in completely unaltered condition. It retains its original neck, bass bar and bottom saddle, and probably the original pegs. Only the fingerboard and tail-piece are later additions, and the peg-holes have never been bushed, nor the neck thinned. Moreover, the violin has never been fitted with a chin-rest. Taking all these factors into consideration in addition to the presence of a Stradivari label, it is tempting to speculate that Gagliano himself may have been deliberately deceitful."
Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 11, 1987, London, Christie's, Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 11, 1987, London, London
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Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: Dario D'Attili, Dumont, NJ (1987)
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- Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 11, 1987, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
- The Strad 2004 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)