Violin by Iginio Siega, Venice, 1925
Certificate: Bruce Carlson
This violin has a deep fluting that perfectly and beautifully demarcates the end of purfling, the edge and the elegant narrow rounded corners. The deep carving of the volute starts before the end of the pegbox and the encounter with the edge is delicate and attractive. The deep fluting on the f hole’s wings also demonstrates the personality and character of the maker. The arching is elegant and the longitudinal axis is gentle and smooth. It expresses a work done by a professional with much experience and confidence.
Following in the footsteps of Ettore Siega
Iginio Siega was born in Venice in 1903. He was the son and pupil of Ettore Siega, who studied under E. Degani and G. Schwarz and won several gold medals for his instruments. Iginio adopts a similar style to his father and his instruments have risen in value over the past 30 years.