A Milanese Violin circa 1720, possibly Carlo Rotta

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A Milanese Violin
This is a fascinating early 18th century Milanese violin by a maker from the circle of Giovanni Grancino. It’s a beautiful looking instrument with some unique points of style, and the sound is everything one might wish for from a fine Italian violin.

Dimensions: length of back 35.4cm, stop 131/195mm

Certificate: WE Hill & Son, London 1942 stating “probably Santino Lavazza”
Letter of attribution (pro forma) from Beare Violins, Tonbridge 2018
Letter of attribution (pro forma) from Florian Leonhard, London 2018

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