(1684 – 1752)
Initially thought to have been a student of fellow Roman David Tecchler Domenico Michele Platner apprenticed with his father in Rome in the early 18th century before taking over the family workshop. Little is known about his working life, but he is known to have trained his nephew Giulio ...Read More Gigli in 1738. Upon Platner's death in 1752, Gigli inherited his workshop, tools, and any remaining instruments. His surviving output shows great beauty of craftsmanship and variety, and includes a lute, a pochette, a viola da gamba, violins with the high arching and low f-holes of Jacob Stainer, and small-patterned cellos that are especially well regarded.
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