Giulio Degani, 15-3/8", Viola, c.1920s, Venice/Cincinnati
Giulio Degani, 15-3/8″, Viola, c.1920s, Venice/Cincinnati
A viola made by Giulio Degani (1875 – 1955), who was a pupil of his father Eugenio, and worked in Venice until 1915. He emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920’s and eventually settled in Cincinnati. The two-piece American maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an amber brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 391 mm, Upper Bouts: 182 mm, Middle Bouts: 124 mm, Lower Bouts: 228 mm, String Length: 358 mm.