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Vincenzo Postiglione

Born in Naples in 1835 and apprenticed to Vincenzo Jorio there in 1847, Vincenzo Postiglione established his own workshop in the city in 1855. He worked very much in the Neapolitan tradition, producing copies of Gagliano instruments, but also more refined imitations of Stradivari and Guarneri, all with varnish of appropriate shades. He retired in 1910, and the shop was continued by his sons for some time after his death in 1916.

Vincenzo Postiglione

(Naples, b 1831; d 1916)

Born in Naples in 1835 and apprenticed to Vincenzo Jorio there in 1847, Vincenzo Postiglione established his own workshop in the city in 1855. He worked very much in the Neapolitan tradition, producing copies of Gagliano instruments, but also more refined imitations of Stradivari and Guarneri, all with varnish of appropriate shades. He retired in 1910, and the shop was continued by his sons for some time after his death in 1916.

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A violin by Vincenzo Postiglione

Naples, 1905

Postiglione’s work can be considered the earliest amongst the modern Italian makers, with instruments dating from the 1850’s to the early 1910’s, when he retired. With more than 400 of... read more

A violin by Vincenzo Postiglione

Naples, 1905

Postiglione’s work can be considered the earliest amongst the modern Italian makers, with instruments dating from the 1850’s to the early 1910’s, when he retired. With more than 400 of his instruments in existence he was also one of the most prolific makers of his generation. This violin is an especially handsome example of the later period of his output, with a fine choice of wood selected.

It sounds strong and powerful, with a clear range of overtones.

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