Description: this violin is of the Genoese school and probably made in the workshop of Paolo Castello. It dates from c.1770. It is a good and characteristic example of Genoese workmanship.
Measurements: 35cm in length of body, with widths of 15.7cm and 19.7cm full.
Violin maker: Castello, Paolo. Worked circa. 1750-1782 Genoa Italy. Follower of Calcanius. Unpredictable workmanship, mean scrolls, and rather low-set soundholes. Varnish of a dull pinkish-red. Paulus Castello / fecit Genuae / Anno 1775. [John Dilworth]
This violin is currently on loan to Collin Scobie.