Dutch/Flemish 1700-1740 violin
In the Style of Jacobs
A later Label reads: C. F. Landolphi… Mediolani…. 1785
A large violin (LOB = 359mm) with a lovely 2 piece, maple back of strong figure, slightly descending to the centre join. The sides of similar figure.
The sides are set into a channel which defines the rib outline, cut into the back. The sides overlap evenly at the points. Its construction is typical of the Low Countries, with the channel and the overlap of the sides at the corner blocks. The 2 piece belly is of strong grained, medium pine.
The model follows the large Amati pattern, with long broad corners and a high strong arching. The original scroll of pearwood is spliced to a later neck.
The violin is set up as a late baroque/classical instrument with ebony fittings and fruitwood pegs.
All restoration work was carried out by Ian Watchorn.
This violin, due to its slightly larger size and air-volume, is tonally very strong and even throughout the range, with very good projection.
In very good playing condition, and sold with a full restoration report.
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