A pupil of Michael Platner in Rome, where he was born in about 1724, Gigli succeeded to the workshop in 1753. His work is not common, but of very high quality and firmly in the Roman tradition, mixing elements of Stainer and Cremonese modelling. His scrolls are particularly fine, and the soundholes generally set low on the front. He died in 1794.
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