Gennaro Gagliano, Naples, 1741, the 'ex-Piatti'

Cello: 49747

Labeled, "Gennaro Gagliano, Naples, 1741."

Back: in two pieces of quarter sawn maple with medium flame descending slightly from the center join to the edges.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium width grain widening to the edges.

Scroll: similar to the back.

Ribs: similar to the back.

Length of back: 75.0 cm

Upper bouts: 34.2 cm

Lower bouts: 43.6 cm


until c. 1896 Alfredo Piatti
... ...
in 1903 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1903 L Makower
in 1946 F. G. Rost
... ...
in c. 1955 W L Mann
until 1979 Jacques Francais
from 1979 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais (photocopy), New York, NY (1979) #2119. "Grade: A+"
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1903)

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  • The Emil Hermann Collection - Part II, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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