Giovanni Battista Grancino I, Milan, date unknown

Violin: 50456

Label dated 1723.

Back: One-piece

Top: Two-piece, of pine

Scroll: Of plainer wood

Varnish: Dark golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.0 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1943 H. Gasparian
in 1965 Sold by William Moennig & Son
until 1968 Janos Szanto
in 1968 Sold by Helmuth A. Keller
1968 - 1998 Jerome Rosen
from 1998 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1968)
  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern (1943)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943)

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  • Private Archives - 10746
  • World of Strings, Autumn, 1965, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia (illustrated)


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