Gasparo and his brother Luigi worked in Florence, and were clearly pupils of Giovanni Battista Gabrielli. Gasparo’s work appears from around 1735, and follows the Gabrieli style closely, in a blend of Italian and Stainer modelling. The soundholes are quite distinctive, set very wide apart, and the varnish is very fine in the Florentine tradition, being pale and clear golden-brown. There seem to be no instruments recorded later than 1791.
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