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Sale: 29th June 2015

Lot 569: An Italian violin, school of Gragnani, Livorno second half of the eighteenth century

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Estimates

£15,000 - £20,000


Sale Archive

This is an archive lot from a previous sale. Please contact us if you are looking to purchase or sell a similar instrument. Brompton's will be happy to guide you through the process and discuss the best options available to you.


VAT & Import Tax

* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price

Description

The back, ribs and scroll of native Italian Oppio, the whalebone purfling

Label

Labelled: Hendrik Jacobs me fecit in Amsterdam 1697

Maker

school of Gragnani

Dimensions

Length of back: 355mm

Condition

Minor repairs to table, ribs and back button. Sound post crack in table *

Footnotes

Dendrochronology from Peter Ratcliff confirms the latest date as 1734. The table matches predominantly with Italian makers such as del Gesu, Tecchler, Deconet and Gagliano.

Sale Information

Sale Date

Monday 29th June 2015
11:00am - first session - lots 1-367
3:30pm - second session - lots 368-625

Sale Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain,
21 Albemarle Street,
Mayfair, London,
W1S 4BS