Was the 17th-century maker Francesco Rugeri trained by Nicolò Amati? This violin appears to show the clear influence of the great master, with arching close to Amatis late style and f-holes showing Rugeris personal interpretation of an Amati model. Conversely, the head seems to anticipate the work of Carlo Bergonzi, some decades later. A fascinating violin by a highly regarded Cremonese maker. Includes measurements.
Francesco Rugeri violin 1686
£19.95 Excl. VAT
|Dimensions||42 x 62.5 cm|
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