GIOVANNI GAGLIANO (Naples circa 1785-1815) A two piece back violin 35.5cm labelled to the interior Joannes Gagliano nepos Januarii fecit Napoli 1801 with case Provenance: catalogued in Sotheby's London Auction of Musical Instruments Friday 20th March 1992, lot 33
GIOVANNI GAGLIANO Visible crack to to of right f-hole, repair work to bottom of right f-hole with glue showing, soundpost crack approximately 18cm running from above right f-hole to mid lower top, indentation approximately 23mm long lower left top, scuff marks centre top at bridge location, scuff 8cm to the upper right top, visible minor cracks at saddle and belly, various minor scuffs and marks to the top. Areas of varnish wear and texture to back, small mark to the back below the nose. Visible cracks at the middle left rib towards the top, visible crack to the upper right rib, loss of various loss of varnish to ribs, scuff marks at the bottom rib at button. Small visible crack above A peg, various small dings and dents to scroll. Jointing at back lower right and left rib to lower right and left purfling is disconnecting but in place. There is texture to the varnish surface in places but not through out.