An Italian Violin by Joseph Gagliano Naples circa 1780
Labelled Joseph Gagliano Filius Nicolai et Nepos Januarius fecit Neapoli 17.. Length of back 355mm (14in) of a golden orange colour, restorations, in case. (2)
Offered with a Certificate from W.E Hill & Sons, London dated 30th May 1949, stating the above "was made by Joseph Gagliano of Naples whose original label the instrument bears. It dates from ca.1780...and is numbered S.51 on our books," in addition to a reciepted invoice for the above from W.E Hill & Sons, London, dated 25th May 1949.