Lot 569: An Italian violin, school of Gragnani, Livorno second half of the eighteenth century
£15,000 - £20,000
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* 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.