Antonio Gragnani, Livorno, 1778, the 'Caressa'

Violin: 47722

Labeled, "Antonius Gragnani fecit / Liburni Anno 1778" and branded "AG" at the top button and lower rib.

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of narrow curl

Ribs: of narrow irregular curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 36.2 cm


in 2006 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1945)

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  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 7, 2006, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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