In both conception and creation this ‘Grand Pattern’ violin is a treasure of craftsmanship. The wood of the front has a wonderful rippling gleam that seems to come only from the greatest Cremonese grounds, and the arching is almost square across the centre bouts but with a beautiful long arch that dips only barely at the ends. Includes measurements.
‘This violin shows no perceptible sign of weakness in conception or execution: indeed it has a strength of character sometimes missing in Nicolò’s earlier work. ‘ – John Dilworth in the December 1996 issue of The Strad