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Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: Italian violin (certificate Cesare Magrini) - top
Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: Italian violin (certificate Cesare Magrini) - top
Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: Italian violin (certificate Cesare Magrini) - back
Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: Italian violin (certificate Cesare Magrini) - back
Raffaello Bozzi, violon italien de Milan - eclisses
Raffaello Bozzi, violon italien de Milan - eclisses
Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: violino Italiano Milanese
Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: violino Italiano Milanese
Inventory No.: 3830
Provenance: Milano
Maker: Raffaello Bozzi
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1939

Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: Italian violin (certificate Cesare Magrini)

At his atelier in Milan, Italian luthier Raffaello Bozzi crafted this outstanding Italian violin – the second of his works in our catalogue – in the year 1939, and it sheds light on new aspects of his oeuvre. It is somewhat smaller with its corpus length of 35.8 cm, yet the dynamic lines of its upper and lower bouts give the instrument a striking appearance that is rich in character and complemented by the accentuated purfling which was masterfully executed. In light of the violin’s assertive aesthetic, other features come as a surprise, such as the delicate fluting, the wide span in the elegant purfling and especially the narrow and exquisitely carved sound holes which were sensitively crafted down to the finest details. The interesting tight flames of the two-piece maple back reveals the premium quality of the tone woods which Raffello Bozzi selected for this instrument in perfect crack-free condition. Its beautiful reddish-brown varnish was given another protective coat many years later, although the original varnish underneath appears to be fully intact. In addition to Bozzi’s signed label and his mark, the inside of the body also has a restoration label by luthier Giuseppe Lucci; this seems to refer to a repair made to the joint at the upper part of the back. Upon thoroughly setting it up at our atelier, we have confirmed that the restoration was solidly executed, and the instrument is now ready to play. We warmly recommend this fascinating Italian violin to demanding musicians due to its bright, brilliant sound full of timbre. A certificate from Cesare Magrini, Rome is included in the price.

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