Giuseppe Antonio Ceruti
(1785 – 1860)
Son of Giovanni Battista Ceruti and father of Enrico, Giuseppe Antonio lived in Cremona for most of his life and began working in his father's shop around 1805. His productive years of violin making are intermittent, and even after inheriting his father's ...Read More business in 1817 he worked as a woodcarver and double bass player in addition to making instruments. As a result, little of his work survives, and examples from the 1830s-40s are especially few. In general his work follows his father's models closely, and as he only began to sign his own instruments after his father's death, when he took up a more modern approach. While Ceruti's work, especially post-1817, represents a decline in the classical tradition of violin making, his role as a teacher of Gaetano Antoniazzi designates him as a critical link to the modern Milanese school.
- The auction record for this maker is $114,821 in Nov 2007, for a violin.
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