This violin was crafted by master luthier Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, of Milan, Italy. It was made at the zenith of his career and around the same time as his great contemporary G.B. Guadagnini was based in Milan. Landolfi was known for his beautiful varnishes, and this violin bears a fine reddish brown varnish, richly applied over an amber base. The instrument is in remarkable condition and its voice has a clean and focused core that easily reaches out to the back of the concert hall.