An Italian Violin by Guiseppe and Antonio Gagliano, Naples, 1801
Labelled Joseph & Antonius Gagliano Fec. Anno 1801 in Platea..... Corriglio Length of back 356mm (14in) of an orange brown colour, in brown hide case. (2)
Offered with the Certificate of W.E.Hill and Sons, London signed and dated 10 June 1901 to the above effect stating was made by Guiseppe & Antonio Gagliano of Naples whose original label dated 1801, the instrument bears.... A characteristic and well-preserved example.....numbered 6615 on our books."