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Sale: 19th March 2018

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Lot 243: An Interesting Viola, Ascribed to Grancino


£7,000 - £10,000

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The Ex-O'Brien. The table possibly later.
The latest ring dates to 1753 with correlation to instruments by Gabrielli, Landolphi, Balestrieri Deconet.


Labelled: Giovanni Grancino in contrada...Milano...


Ascribed to Grancino


Length of back: 395mm


This viola, which belonged to Paul O'Brien, was always believed by him to be by Giovanni Grancino. It can be heard on many of his recordings.

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