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Mario Gadda Cello 1960's


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2 hours ago, Michael Appleman said:

I had a very good friend (sadly passed away) who was a co-principal of a major US orchestra, who "sold down" after he moved to France, going from a Montagnana to a Tecchler first, then selling the Tecchler for a Mario Gadda later on. The Gadda came from one of the top London dealers, and was not what I considered "cheap" at the time (some 20 years ago). It was in some ways typical of what Gadda was up to. It was made in the style of Cesare Candi, and had an authentic Candi label and brand stamps, as I think I read somewhere that Gadda married Candi's daughter. In any case, I was a bit shocked when he showed me that cello and was surprised he chose it since for the price he was paying he had a pretty wide choice of 20th century italian or 19th century French cellos, but he seemed to like it very much.

Wow... so it going to far to say that he's a con-artist by trying to claim his instruments were other's? 

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