B. ca 1704, d. 1754, Mantua
A very refined and prolific maker. Acquired a Cremonese technique from Pietro Guarneri, (active in Mantua from ca. 1680 to 1720), and possibly another contemporary Mantuan maker, Antonio Zanotti, who may have been a pupil of Girolamo Amati II. His work is a combination of Amati and Guarneri styles, with a very neatly wrought head. His distinctive varnish is a clear orange-red, slightly chippier and harder than Cremonese finishes.
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Camillus Camilli is a delightful maker. His instruments are blessed with classical style and proportion, and the most charming of scrolls, yet are very distinctive and recognisable.