Birth : 1818 in Finale Emilia (Modena) Italie Death : 1905 in Modena (Italie)

Biography

Career
Giuseppe SGARBI was a violin maker with a strong personality.
To this day, no information is known regarding the maker with whom he completed his apprenticeship.

Works
SGARBI's works, though made after classical models, are distinguished by a personal style which is expressed fully through the modelling of the scroll and his choice of wood.
The best samples are covered in a shiny, transparent, rich orange-red varnish.

Workshop
From 1840 to 1878 SGARBI worked in Finale Emilia (Modena) before moving  
to Rome.
In 1890 he returned to Modena. His last known works are dated 1899.

Collaborators & successors
SGARBI's son and pupil, Antonio, took over his workshop in Rome in 1890 when SGARBI returned to Modena.

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