Violin by

Francesco Emiliani
Rome, c.1730

Francesco Emiliani worked in Rome at the turn of the 18th century. His work features graceful arching on models inspired by Amati. Details like purfling and edges are carefully executed with precision that can match his more famous Northern Italian contemporaries.

This exceptionally pure example offers a warm, sophisticated tone with plenty of carrying power. Very fine condition and ample varnish make it a particularly attractive instrument that both players and collectors will appreciate.