Violin by Giuseppe Fiorini Zurich 1918

Giuseppe Fiorini (1861–1934) was an Italian luthier and is considered one of the most important Italian violin makers. He built his first instrument at the age of 16 while working in Bologna. He established Rieger and Fiorini in Germany from 1888, then lived in Zurich during World War 1 and Rome from 1923.

He donated the workshop tools, templates and drawings of Stradivarius to the City of Cremona.

He was honoured with a knighthood (Cavaliere) in 1927.

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