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Sale: 27th June 2016

Lot 207: An Extremely Fine Italian Violin by Gennaro Gagliano, Naples circa 1760


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£120,000 - £160,000

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* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price


Property of the Late Emanuel Green. This violin was played for almost 50 years by American violinist Emanuel Green, a Concertmaster, contractor and accomplished session musician. Mr. Green, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, began his career conducting vaudeville orchestras and performing live with such artists as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Subsequently, he appeared on numerous radio and TV shows. Mr. Green was Concertmaster for Frank Sinatra and recorded with a multitude of celebrities, including Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Roberta Flack, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Sarah Vaughan, George Benson, among many others.


Labelled: Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen, Hieronymi Fil, ac Antonij Nepos Fecit ..6..


Sold with the certificates of Jacques Francais, New York 1972, and Joseph Settin, New York 1966


by Gennaro Gagliano


Length of back: 354mm


Minor repairs to table, ribs and back, small very well restored sound post crack in table (patched), minor worm damage (well restored), some new edge and corner work to table *

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Sale Information

Sale Date

2:00pm, Monday 27th June 2016

Sale Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain,
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom