The Instrument

Pietro Antonio Landolfi

Musician   Zoe Beyers

Bears a certificate from J&A Beare Limited:

“We certify that the violin is, in our judgement, a fine old Italian instrument, the work of Pietro Antonio Landolfi of Milan, as indicated by the label it bears dated 1766.

The back in two pieces of maple with slightly faint flames of medium width ascending from left to right; the sides and scroll of similar wood; the table in two pieces of spruce of medium grain; the varnish of an orange-brown colour on a golden ground.

This violin is a fine and characteristic example of the maker’s work, and measures 35.7 cm in length of body, with widths of 16.8 cm full and 20.9 cm full.”