Italian Violin, Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan, c. 1772, labeled Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi ./nella Contrada di Santa Margarita/al Segno della Sirena, Milano 1772, length of back 355 mm.
Certificates: William E. Hill & Sons, 1955; William Moennig & Son, 1988. Estimate $150,000-200,000
Back: Replaced button, repaired crack to back bass side of upper block extending 2.5 cm down from upper edge,
Top: repaired sound post crack to top which has been reinforced with an internal chest patch, repaired crack extending 5 cm up from treble f-hole, repaired crack extending from lower body of treble f-hole down to the lower edge, repaired crack extending 3 cm down from upper lobe of bass f-hole, portions of the top edges have been doubled with an underlay,
Sides: the ribs have been increased approximately 1 to 1.5 mm in depth on the back seam, minor repaired cracks to the lower bass rib, an area of replaced material at the neck joint on the upper treble bout
Scroll: neck has been grafted and peg holes bushed
Varnish: instrument retains a large portion of its original varnish
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