Location: Molfetta, Italy
Dates: B.1881, d.1941
Author: John Dilworth
AUCIELLO, Luigi Born 1881 Molfetta, died 1971 Milan Italy. Active from 1935 in Milan. Quartet exhibited in Cremona 1937 and two violins in 1949. Unremarkable work with orange-brown clear spirit varnish. Signed and branded. Each instrument given the name of a prominent musician. Printed label: Luigi Auciello / 15 Via Scarpi Milano. Anno 1940 [Blot II]
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