G. P. Polizzino – Rome 1640ca

The original instrument is part of the furnishings of a wealthy Italian noble residence. Although the author’s signature is absent, a comparative analysis with an instrument signed and dated “Rome 1640”, recently restored in France, allows us to attribute the artefact in question to Giovan Pietro Polizzino. He was a well-known maker of “polyharmonic” instruments within the crowded seventeenth-century harpsichord-making Roman panorama. The instrument is large and of exquisite workmanship. Its compass was subsequently modified in GG / BB – c3 from the original C/E-f 3.

 

LENGHT 240cm
COMPASS C / E-f3
DISPOSITION 2×8’
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