Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1768

Violin: 47970

Back: Two-piece of medium crul descending slightly from the center joint

Top: of mostly medium grain, broadening slightly on the treble side

Scroll: plainer

Ribs: of strong medium curl

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Cozio Publishing found the certificates for this instrument in a stack of old papers purchased from a book seller. We would like to return the certificates to the instrument, so if you are the current owner of this instrument, please contact us so that we can send you the certificates.

William Moennig & Son certificate


until 1953 J & A Beare Auctions
in 1953 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1953-1967 Jacques Wellmann
in 1967 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1967 Aba Bershadsky
until 1974 William Moennig & Son
from 1974 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1974)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1968) ". . . an exceptionally fine and well preserved example of the maker's work." With attached photographs.

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  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Rembert Wurlitzer certificate, January 8, 1968
  • William Moennig & Son certificate, September 11, 1974


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