Giuseppe (Joseph) Gagliano was born in Naples in 1726 to Nicolo Gagliano. Like his father, he modeled many of his instruments after Stradivari and Amati. For many years, he worked with his brother, Antonio Gagliano, and the two shared credit on several instruments.
Giuseppe often used a deep orange varnish. His work is precise and beautiful.
A lovely, orange-brown varnish covers the figured two piece maple back. The overall condition is very good and the violin has been well maintained over its many years.
A fine example of Neapolitan artistry and craftsmanship, this violin features a fine grained, two piece top and has exceptional tonal qualities.