Nicolò Gagliano, Naples, 1751

Violin: 45849

Bearing its original label, "Nicolaus Gagliano Filius Alexandri fecit Neap. 1751."

Back: One-piece of narrow to medium curl descending slightly from left to right

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of broader curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Light orange yellow

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's
in 1981 Kenshu Wanibuchi
... ...
in 2002 Anonymous
in 2003 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (2002) Vn.0602-02.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1898)

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  • Die Kunst des Geigenbaues (1997), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Berlin, 1997 (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 6, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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