Romeo Antoniazzi

Antique violin by Cremonese maker Romeo Antoniazzi.

 

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Born in Cremona in 1862, Romeo Antoniazzi was the son of Gaetano and was one of many talented makers from the Antoniazzi family. His career of violin making started at the Milanese workshop of Leandro Biasch, where he worked alongside his father and older brother, Ricardo. He moved around frequently, working at different firms and occasionally for his older brother.

Although Romeo’s instruments greatly varied in quality, his work won him medals at exhibitions in Turin and Paris. Often replicating the works of Stradivarius, Guarnerius, and Amati. This violin was made in 1920 and is in tremendous condition, featuring extraordinarily sharp handwork, beautifully sculpted scroll. and a crisp golden-red varnish. A remarkable example of the makers work.

 

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