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Armando Altavilla violin labeled "F. Gagliano", Naples circa 1930

Armando Altavilla violin labeled "F. Gagliano", Naples circa 1930 Armando Altavilla violin labeled "F. Gagliano", Naples circa 1930 Armando Altavilla violin labeled "F. Gagliano", Naples circa 1930 Armando Altavilla violin labeled "F. Gagliano", Naples circa 1930 Armando Altavilla violin labeled "F. Gagliano", Naples circa 1930
Catalog ID: C-2116

Neapolitan maker Armando Altavilla was born in 1876 and died c. 1968. He studied violin making with Francesco Verzella, who was a student of Antonio Gagliano II. Altavilla remained in Naples throughout his long career, and is considered one of the greatest craftsmen of the Gagliano tradition.

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