Giovanni Gagliano I, Naples, 1784


Violin: 53092

Label illegible

Back: Two-piece; double-purfled and ornamented

Top: decorated

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm


Notes:

"It is surmised by Messrs. Hill, who guarantee the violin, that it was built to special order, probably for some great church dignitary."

Joannes Gagliano, Towry Piper, The Strad, 1913, London

Provenance

in 1913 H. Rigby
until 1954 John & Arthur Beare
... ...
in 2010 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Receipt: John & Arthur Beare, London (1954)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1893)
  • Letter: Arthur F. Hill, London (1893)

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References

  • The Strad, 1913, Towry Piper, London, March (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 9, 2010, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)

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