Alessandro Gagliano, Naples, 1724

Cello: 46694

Labeled, "Alexander Gaglianus fecit Neapoli 1724."

Back: Two-piece

Ribs: cut on the slab

Length of back: 75.3 cm

Upper bouts: 34.4 cm

Middle bouts: 24.7 cm

Lower bouts: 43.2 cm

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"A dendrochronological analysis by John Topham reveals that the wood was cut no earlier than 1713 and and cross-matches with spruce used by a number of other makers, including Serafin in Venice, Tecchler in Rome and Guarneri 'del Gesu' in Cremona. They all seem to have obtained their timber from the same source."

King of Naples, John Dilworth, The Strad, May, 2005, London


in 2005 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1713.

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 2005, John Dilworth, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, February 22, 2005, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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