Sicily, 19th-20th century.

The back and sides are made of maple and the top is made of spruce. The two black varnished maple necks are respectively fitted with six and seven strings.

The decoration of inlaid butterflies on the table and the border made of broken mother-of-pearl and shellac are among the many characteristics of violin making from Catania in Sicily.

Apocryphal label by Giacinto Bertolazzi in Milan

Length: 104cm. / Width: 51.2cm. / Side height: 12 – 13.3cm. / Scale: 64.6cm.