Giovanni Battista Gabrielli, Florence, 1757

Viola: 45657

Labeled, "Gio. Batista Gabrielli / fece in Firenze 1757."

Back: Two-piece of faint small curl

Top: of medium to open grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 39.5 cm

Upper bouts: 18.6 cm

Middle bouts: 13 cm

Lower bouts: 23 cm

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


in 1990 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Jacques Français, New York, NY

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  • Andrew Schaw | Connoisseur and Dealer in Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Bows | Home
  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, No. 23 (2010), Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 28, 1990, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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