An excellent craftsman who was born in Bollengo, Ivrea in 1862. He trained initially in France, then moved to London in 1890, where he worked for various established workshops. He returned to Ivrea in 1895, where his sons Silvio and Cesare were born (both of whom became his assistants), and made some instruments there with Ivrea stated on the label. He returned to London in about 1904, and worked for a commercial business known as the Stainer Manufacturing Company, before joining Frederick William Chanot in Wardour Street, and finally establishing his own business on Castle Street in Covent Garden. He also supplied instruments also Edward Withers and Dykes & Sons, some of which are signed or branded internally G.G..
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