Giuseppe Guarneri

(c. 1666 - 1740)
GUARNERI, Giuseppe Born 1666, died 1740 Cremona Italy. Youngest son of Andrea Guarneri, above. Known as ‘Filius Andreae’. Assisted his father and succeeded to the workshop at the sign of St Theresa in Piazza Domenico. Continued working in the Amatisé style of Andrea, but latterly was influenced by his close neighbour Antonio Stradivari. His work has a slight coarseness to it, but the well-proportioned outline and beautifully reflective varnish maintain the distinctive Cremonese qualities. He made the purfling mitres in a more conventional form and the arching has a consistent hollowing outside the upper part of the soundholes. Stradivari’s ascendency during his own working life presented di

£ 289,750
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