Lorenzo Ventapane, Naples, 1810


Violin: 47015

Labeled, "Lorenzo Ventapane, Fabricante di Strumenti armonici, abita strada Donna regina no. 1., Napoli 18**"

Back: One-piece of almost horizontal narrow curl

Top: of fine grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Provenance

- Richard Margitza
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Émile Français, Paris (1975) Dates the instrument 1835c.
  • Certificate: Morel & Gradoux-Matt, New York, NY
  • Insurance valuation: Morel & Gradoux-Matt, New York, NY

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References

  • Correspondence with Jonathan Solars, sales manager of Morel & Gradoux-Matt, September, 2006
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 6, 1991, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1996, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive

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