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A Magnificent Italian Cello by Nicolo Gagliano, Naples 1774
Labelled: Nicolaus Gagliano Fillius Alexandri Fecit Neap 1774. Above the label is a printed prayer to the Virgin Mary
Sold with the Certificate of Hans Weisshaar, Los Angeles 1984
Minor repairs to ribs, cello in excellent condition *
The fingerboard bears the W. E. Hill & Sons Registration number G326. This cello is on the market for the first time in over three decades, it is in almost perfect condition, retaining almost all of its original varnish, which is of a beautiful golden orange brown colour. So pure and fresh is the condition that even the peg box has remained un-bushed.