Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1784

Violin: 45337

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 1784."

Back: Two-piece of medium to broad curl descending from the center joint

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of faint broad curl

Ribs: of faint broad curl

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm


until 1932 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1923 van Boetzolaer
in 1987 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1932)
  • Receipt: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1932)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1932)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Stringed Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1987, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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