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Ludovico Mariani

Ludovico and his presumed father Antonio Mariani are the only representatives of the very distinctive early Pesaro school of violin making, active from around 1635 to 1680. Their work is very reminiscent of the Brescian and early Venetian makers, and clearly strongly influenced by them. Scrolls and soundholes are very Brescian, and the instruments often display extra decorative purfling, like those of Gaspar da Salò and Maggini. As a result many of these intriguing and charming instruments have been re-labelled and passed off as Brescian, and few retain original tickets.

Ludovico Mariani

(fl Pesaro, c1635-1695)

Ludovico and his presumed father Antonio Mariani are the only representatives of the very distinctive early Pesaro school of violin making, active from around 1635 to 1680. Their work is very reminiscent of the Brescian and early Venetian makers, and clearly strongly influenced by them. Scrolls and soundholes are very Brescian, and the instruments often display extra decorative purfling, like those of Gaspar da Salò and Maggini. As a result many of these intriguing and charming instruments have been re-labelled and passed off as Brescian, and few retain original tickets.

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