Gennaro Gagliano

Gennaro Gagliano cellos are much sought-after concert instruments, this fine example having been made in Naples around 1750. The “bear’s claw” figure of the table and lustrous Neapolitan orange-brown varnish give rise to its striking appearance. The powerful, mature tone combines brilliance in the upper registers with a rich-sounding bass. Extensive certification of authenticity and historical documentation available.

Price: £550,000