Son of Cremonese contemporary of StradivariCarlo Bergonzi, Michele Angelo remained in the Casa Stradivari after his father's death in 1747. By that point he represented the whole of the Cremonese violin making tradition, the Stradivari and Guarneri ...Read More families having faded from the scene in the 1740s. While he was a successful follower of his father's models, the details of craftsmanship are less precise, and the legendary Stradivari varnish is not present in his work, perhaps due to inexpertise or difference in taste. His instruments are nevertheless highly valued for their powerful tone. Cellos are built on the smallest Stradivari pattern.
- The auction record for this maker is $113,573 in Mar 1996, for a violin. - 4 auction price results.