Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1771

Violin: 48090

Labeled, "Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremona 1771."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 36.0 cm

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"This 1771 violin is something of an eye opener, for it is the earliest Storioni violin known to us. . . . There is hardly anything classic about this instrument, that it essentially a student work which, if anything, reveals how little professional violin making background the 26-year-old Storioni had had. Nonetheless, it bears the unmistakable impress of the Storioni style in its rough modeling, its arching and scroll design, and even its curiously un-Cremonese extra turn to the scroll. Especially notable are the Fs, which slope inward towards the lower openings, a trait which we see well into the 1770s.

Cremona After Stradivari: The Bergonzi and Storioni Families, Duane Rosengard, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Flushing, NY


Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son (photocopy), Philadelphia, PA (1975)

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  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Duane Rosengard, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
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