Like Spirito Sorsana, Giovanni Francesco Celoniato was once thought to have studied with Gioffredo Cappa, but the dissimilarities in their style and craftsmanship challenge that view, and in fact the two alleged pupils share more with one another than ...Read More with their supposed teacher. The influence of Amati is visible in Celoniato's work, but an affinity for Carlo Bergonzi is also evident, especially in the tilted f-holes and nipped-in C-bouts. His instruments are quite rare but show considerable skill, especially the cellos.
- The auction record for this maker is $144,000 in Feb 2016, for a violin. - 14 auction price results.