Lorenzo Storioni-violin 1/2-size (child’s violin), 1793
This child violin is remarkably untouched, original condition. The wood choice and workmanship is somewhat freer and rougher than one would expect on an adult-size instrument from Storioni.
Top: two-piece, spruce
Back: one-piece, maple
Purchased by the National Music Museum from Laurence Witten family, New Haven, Connecticut, 1984.