Location: Fano, Italy
Dates: b.1827, d.1898
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Author: John Dilworth
RONCHINI, Raffaello Born 1827, died 1898 Fano Italy. Violin and bow maker. Stradivari-derived model. Coarse finish. Yellow-brown varnish. Rafaele Ronchini, Fece / in Fano, Nummero 4 / del 1851
Long time no blog. To put it mildly, it has been remarkably busy. This time I am not going to claim all the credit. Not entirely all anyway. But most of it. After all I have been the one galloping around looking for instruments. Sometimes successfully, sometimes rather pitifully. In the meantime the chaps at the office...
Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff
Ein Geigen- und Bogenmacher des 19. Jahrhunderts, der hauptsächlich als Reparateur einen gewissen Ruf besass.
Author: Karel Jalovec
Fano. 1851. Worked on the patterns of Stradivari and C. G. Testore. Good wood, brown-yellow varnish. He was a very good hand at repairing.