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A violin by Ludovico Rastelli, Genoa, 1875

Price range: £50,000+

A very rare violin by this very rare maker! Rastelli (1801-1878) is an interesting maker, we don’t really know whom he studied with but it was known he was working as a maker in Genoa from 1835. His work is very typical of work from the 18th Century Genoese, and this violin has nothing “Modern” about it.

Built of a slightly larger pattern, it’s easy to play, sounds great and in good condition having recently been restored to a high level.

This violin is featured in a book on Italian makers by Azzolina…but he gets the dates completely wrong as 1815! still, nice to have……..

Certificate from D.Gindin.

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