Let us introduce a violin made by Lorenzo Ventapane in the early 19th century.
Lorenzo Ventapane is top ranked in Naples school and has received an excellent reputation as well as the Gagliano family.
Some say he was a pupil of Giovanni Gagliano, and his making style shows many points of influence from the Gagliano family. The most obvious examples are the paper used as a material for the black line on the purfling, and the f-holes cut in almost parallel with the body.
This instrument was made in the early 19th century and covered with soft red-brown varnish on the base of beautifully reflecting golden-brown, which holds a different mood from a little greenish varnish that many of the Gagliano family’s artwork preserve.
With its powerful sounds woven from the smooth arch as well as its deep sounds, it is a real gem that would be able to meet requests by soloists in a large hall.