Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, c. 1782

Violin: 83717

Labeled, "Ferdinandus Gagliano filius, Nicolai fecit Neap. 1782."

Bearing a Hill number to the fingerboard, "S493."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with broad width flame descending from the center seam

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium width grain broadening towards the edges

Scroll: of similar wood

Ribs: of similar wood

Varnish: of a golden reddish brown colour

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1894 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1894 Mrs. Mellersh
until 1952 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1952 Maurice Lohan
until 2018 Anonymous
in 2018 Sold by Tarisio
from 2018 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2018)
  • Certificate: Eric Blot, Cremona (2008)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1966)

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  • W. E. Hill & Sons - Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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