Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1780

Violin: 46728

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano filius Nicolai fecit Neap 1762."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl slanting upwards to the right

Top: of even narrow grain

Scroll: of narrower curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


in 1992 Anonymous
in 1992 Sold by Phillip's

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (2013) "We thank you for returning the certificate relating to the Viola Numbered 3383 certified as by Ferdinand Gagliano now reduced to Violin size."
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1992) 0414/CB.

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  • Bonhams Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 31, 2005, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London (illustrated)
  • Phillip's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 19, 1992, London, Phillip's, Phillip's, London (illustrated)
  • Private Papers


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