Like many of his contemporaries in the Marche region, Francesco Maurizi was almost entirely self-taught, and alternated his violin making practice with farming. The rustic nature of his work is tempered with stylistic consistency and care. In fact, some of Maurizi's work was mistakenly attributed to much earlier Milanese makers of the 18th century, in part because of the tendency of the varnish and ...Read More wood to show early signs of wear. His hand is evident in some examples bearing pre-dated labels with the name "Brandini." Maurizi's son Giovanni acted as his only assistant.
- The auction record for this maker is $74,750 in Oct 2006, for a violin. - 16 auction price results.