A fine and rare Neapolitan Viola probably by Ferdinand Gagliano, Naples, circa 1790Photo Bonhams.

Labelled Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai fecit Neap.1786 Length of back 370mm (14 9/16in) plentiful varnish of an orange yellow brown colour, a well preserved example, retaining much ethos of the period. (1). Estimate £100,000 - 150,000 (€120,000 - 180,000)

Offered with a photocopy of the D.D'Attili Certificate of Origin number 484 signed and dated Jan., 29 1979 relating to the above stating..."was made in my opinion by Ferdinand Gagliano"...

Bonhams. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. London, Knightsbridge. 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/