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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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£15,000 - £20,000

Sale Archive

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VAT & Import Tax

* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price


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


Labelled: Hendrik Jacobs me fecit in Amsterdam 1697


school of Gragnani


Length of back: 355mm


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


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,