(1744 – 1816)
Though opinions of his work vary, Lorenzo Storioni merits high praise for helping to keep the great Cremonese tradition of violin making afloat in the late 18th Century alongside his probable student Giovanni Battista Ceruti. An admiration for the work of Guarneri ...Read More 'del Gesù' is evident, but in general Storioni followed 'del Gesù''s spirit of individuality more than he copied his or any other maker's instruments. Some of his instruments appear rough, with brittle varnish, and his materials were not always of the highest quality, but many of his works are exceptionally proportioned. They are well regarded for their brilliant, powerful sound. Notable traits include deep channeling at the edges, tilted f-holes, and large scrolls. Storioni left Cremona around 1802 for uncertain reasons, and may have traveled to Venice and Trieste before returning around 1810. Historical evidence suggests he continued to work as a violin maker, but no instruments dated after 1804 are known.
- The auction record for this maker is $413,600 in Apr 2012, for a violin.
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