Italian violin by Lorenzo Ventapane made in Napoli circa 1810.

A fine Italian violin made by Lorenzo Ventapane c. 1810. Lorenzo Ventapane (1780-1843) was one of the most important makers of Neapolitan school. L. Ventapane was most likely trained by a member of Gagliano family. Intrument made by this great master are among most interesting and best sounding from the Neapolitan scool. This is excellent example, charming and typical, also a superb sounding with flat, similar to Guarneri Del Gesu type of arching. The violin is in a very fine state of preservation, suitable for a soloist or a leader of the orchestra.

Certificates: W. Moenning & Son, LTD; Rembert Wurlitzer, INC.

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Country of Origin

Naples, Italy


Lorenzo Ventapane

Price Range

$100,000 and up


1800 – 1850

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