Born in 1864 in San Germano di Casale, he seems to have been at first an amateur and unschooled maker, but after moving to Milan in 1899, and joined by his brother Salvatore, his work quickly matured. He became one of the leading makers in Milan, assisted also by his nephew Celestino and Vittorio Bellarosa. He won medals in Milan, Turin, San Francisco and Turin before his death in 1928. His work is very skilful and generally on a Stradivari model with rich golden red varnish, although many unlabelled copies of master instruments are also attributed to him.
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