Harpsichord with short, broken bass octave
modelled on Dominicus Pisaurensis, 16th century
Born in Pesaro, Dominicus became a much respected instrument maker around the middle of the 16th century. In the collection of the famous and influential Florentine family de' Medici, for example, he was represented four times with his instruments. His speciality was light harpsichords with only one eight-foot register, several of which have survived.