French Violin Makers, German Violin Makers, English Violin Makers, Antonio Stradivari
Italian Violin Makers
TORTOBELLO, Francesco, Rome, 16—. Maggini characteristics.
TRAPANI, Raffaele, Naples, about 1800. Large pattern; flat model; purfling deeply laid; edges sharp; scroll heavy.
VALENZANO, Gio. Maria, Rome, 1771 to about 1830. Neapolitan character; neat work; varnish excellent in some specimens, being soft and transparent.
VETRINI, Battista, Brescia, about 1629. Yellow varnish of good quality; handsome wood; rather small.
VIMERCATI, Paolo, Venice, about 1700. Similar to Tononi. Jacob Stainer is said to have worked in the shop of Vimercati.
WENGER, Padua, Lute-maker, 1622.
ZANNETTO, Pellegrino, Brescia, 1547. M. Chouquet in his "Catalogue Raisonné" of the instruments at the Conservatoire in Paris, describes a six-string Viol da Gamba of this make.
ZANOLA, Giovanni Battista. Flat model; rough workmanship; German character.
Joannes Baptista Zanola, Verona, 17—
ZANOLI, Giacomo, 1740-80. Verona. Worked in Venice, Padua, and Verona. Venetian character.
ZANOTTI, Antonio, Mantua, about 1734.
Antonius Zanotus, fecit Mantuæ, anno 1734.
ZANTI, Alessandro, Mantua, 1765. He copied Pietro Guarneri, but had little knowledge of varnishing, if we are to judge from the few instruments of this maker extant.
ZANURE, Pietro, Brescia, 1509. A maker of Viols.
ZENATTO, Pietro, Treviso, about 1634.
Pietro Zenatto fece in
Treviso Anno 1634.
ITS FAMOUS MAKERS AND THEIR IMITATORS
By GEORGE HART