Italian violin made, in our opinion, by Luigi Galimberti for the firm of Antonio Monzino and Sons. Bearing a Monzino label dated Milan 1925.
Italian violin maker Luigi Galimberti was born in 1888 in Seveso, Italy and died in 1957 in Milan. He studied with Innocente Rottola and the Antoniazzi brothers, whose work established Milan as the violin making capital of Italy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the 1920s, Galimberti was hired by Antonio Monzino & Sons, the renowned Milanese firm that employed some of the most distinguished Italian luthiers since its founding (c. 1750), and exists today as a musical foundation promoting music culture and education. Galimberti established his own workshop in Milan after 1930, where he worked prolifically, building numerous award-winning instruments. Considered one of the most gifted makers of the early 20th century Milanese school, many of Galimberti's instruments are housed in the instrument collection of the Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino.
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