Location: Naples, Italy
Dates: B. 1791, d. 1857
Author: John Dilworth
GAGLIANO, Raffaele Born 1791, died 1857 Naples Italy. Son of Giovanni Gagliano, above. Work rather poor in quality; crudely cut scroll, plain materials and diminished pattern with flat edges. Nondescript thin brown varnish, but good low arching. Differed from the rest of his family in frequently using slab-cut maple for the backs. Raffaele ed Antonio Gagliano / Quondam Giovanni / Neapoli 1857 Raffaele, ed Antonio Gagliano / Fabricanti e Negozianti / Di Violini, Viole, Violoncelli, Controbassi, / e Corde armoniche / Strada Sedile di S. Giuseppe n.17 primo piano
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Sons of Giovanni, grandsons of Nicola. The dates of births are unknown ; Raffaele d. Dec. 9, 1857, and Antonio June 27, 1860. They worked together in Naples, but their instruments are inferior. After a few years they confined themselves to manufacturing strings, their factory becoming one of the best in Italy.
Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff
Sohn,von Giovanni. Arbeitete meist mit seinem Bruder Antonio zusammen, brauner Lack, gewöhnliche Arbeit.
Author: George Hart
Th[is] makers bring the family down to a very recent date as residents in Naples. The merit belonging to them is of the slightest kind. Some of our English provincial makers have shown themselves superior.
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