Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770 - viola

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Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770

 

Giulio Cesare Gigli was born in Rome about 1724 and learned violin making from his uncle, Michael Platner, whose business he later inherited, continuing its success. Gigli’s instruments are rare, but of very fine quality, and closely conform to the classic Roman school.

This fine viola is made from notably attractive maple and is covered with a lush orange-red varnish. The instrument remains in a very pure state and has full, rich, and noble tonal qualities.


Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770
Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770
Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770
Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770
Giulio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c.1770
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