Lorenzo Ventapane, Naples, c. 1840


Violin: 17353

Labelled, "Lorenzo Ventapane, Fabbricante de strumenti da corde, Abita Calata Borgo di Loreto No 23."

Back: in two pieces of quarter-cut maple with narrow horizontal flame.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow-medium width grain expanding towards the edges.

Scroll: of similar wood to the back.

Ribs: of similar wood to the back.

Varnish: of a golden brown colour.

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 11.0 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

Provenance

in 1990 Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
from 1990 Anonymous
until 2009 Anonymous
in 2009 Sold by Tarisio
2009 - 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2015) dates the latest ring of the top as 1837.
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL

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