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Lorenzo Ventapane (fl c1800 - c1840) , Naples
Lorenzo Ventapane is generally considered to be the most important of the Neapolitan makers outside the Gagliano family. He almost certainly trained with one of the Gaglianos, most likely Giovanni or his son Nicolo II, and his instruments bear a strong resemblance in construction, varnish and tone to those of the Gagliano family. The upright f-holes, the use of paper in the purfling and the placement of the pegs give a characteristically Neapolitan appearance. As is the case with many of the Neapolitan makers, however, the quality of the materials, and indeed of the workmanship, can vary from one instrument to the next. (excerpted from Four Centuries of Violin Making by Tim Ingles.)
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13012 violin 1796        
6998 violin 1796-1851
7016 small cello 1796-1851  
7018 violin 1796-1851  
7022 violin 1796-1851  
7024 violin 1796-1851  
7026 violin 1796-1851    
7027 violin 1796-1851    
7029 small violin 1796-1851    
7035 violin 1796-1851    
7036 violin 1796-1851    
7037 violin 1796-1851  
7039 violin 1796-1851    
7040 violin 1796-1851  
7046 cello 1796-1851    
8389 violin 1796-1851    
8422 violin 1796-1851      
9091 violin 1796-1851      
9793 viola 1796-1851  
11720 violin 1796-1851
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