(1914 – 1989)
Otello Bignami was initially self-taught before becoming a student of Gaetano Pollastri around 1952. In addition to his independent work as a violin maker, he founded a violin making school in Bologna in 1979, where he taught until 1983. Bignami relied some on classical models, but also developed his own Pollastri-inspired model. ...Read More Stylistically his work represents the Bolognese school well, and his varnish is usually alcohol-based and of a red- or yellow-orange color. Bignami's labels varied throughout the different periods of his career, and after 1978 he often used a monogram of his initials that was branded to the endpin and inlaid on the button.
- The auction record for this maker is $47,183 in Mar 2018, for a violin.
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