There are several members of the Pelizon (or Pellizon) family recorded as violin makers in Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia, the earliest being Francesco (active c1748-1760). Antonio, possibly his son, was born in 1763 and died in 1850, and is the most often encountered. His work is a little crude, with various features exaggerated and a little stiff in style. It has certain similarities with that of Carlo Landolfi, and Pelizon is assumed to have been the teacher of Giovanni Dollenz. Antonio (II) (1815-1869), the eldest son, seems to have been primarily a repairer, and a few relatively crude instruments are attributed to him. The second son, Carlo (1811-1891) has a similar status, and a nephew, Filippo (1817-1897) was a maker of double basses.
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