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The Grand Ducal Court restorers of stringed instruments in late 18th century Florence

The violin making legacy in Tuscany is grounded in a deeply rooted tradition that has attracted the attention of violin making enthusiasts since the late nineteenth century.

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The 1928 Foderà violin: a Florian Leonhard description

When observing this violin by Ercole Foderà, the first thing that stands out is the rather thin, but beautifully coloured, orange/red varnish that has slightly penetrated the wood.

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New Light on Ercole Foderà (Palermo 1895 – Ragusa 1976)

Ercole Foderà is still a relatively unknown maker. Although his production of bowed instruments is of the highest quality, little is known about his life.

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