Slaghmeulen, Johannes Baptista [Jan Baptist] van der
- Jaak Liivoja-Lorius
(fl Antwerp, c1660–1703). Netherlands violin maker. His background and training remain obscure, but the style of his instruments is a blend of Italian and Flemish. There is some affinity between his work and that of Mathias Hofmans, though it is not so elegant. His violins are often inlaid with double rows of purfling in the Brescian style and his violas actually appear inspired by this school. (W.F. von Lütgendorff: ...