Laurentius Bellafontana, Italy, 1935
"Born at Genoa, 1906. Studied with Cesare Candi. Also a capable violinist. Won medals at various expositions." (Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers)
Giuseppe Castagnino, Italy, 1962
"Born 1833. Pupil of Fiorini. Established at Chiavari (Genoa) 1910. Splendid Workmanship and especially attractive varnish." (Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers) This violin is typical of Castagnino, assisted by his son Roberto.