(1786 – 1862)
Until rather recently, the existing work of brilliant Marche violin maker Andrea Postacchini was thought to be by two different makers. After his father's death during Postacchini's infancy, he was sent to a religious order where he picked up violin making from a monk who made instruments in his spare time. Like many of his contemporaries, Postacchini was thus largely self-taught, and his rough early ...Read More work bears little resemblance to the splendid examples that were yet to come. Around the age of 28 Postacchini was forced to re-enter secular life, and he began to build the stylistically varied, beautifully executed instruments on which his reputation rests. His production displays a sure approach, superb materials, and thorough craftsmanship, with deeply carved scrolls, long corners, and widely spaced f-holes.
- The auction record for this maker is $90,517 in May 2008, for a violin.
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