Ruggeri violin

Posted on | January 20, 2010 | 2 Comments|

Recently this Cremonese violin by Francesco Ruggeri came through our workshop. We took the time to measure and photograph it, before returning it to it’s very kind owner. We also took this violin to the Museum of Nature to be photographed which I will present later.


With the information I gathered I will make a copy of this violin sometime soon.  While there is a lot of information published on Stradivari and Guarneri, there is comparatively little available on F. Ruggeri. I’m interested to copy this Ruggeri to learn more about this talented maker.

In the meantime I’m finishing another Guarneri Del Gesu violin, a long pattern Stradivari violin and Stradivari cello.

Below: Tracing the outline of the back and one of the fine corners of the back.

ruiggeri-001-copy1 ruiggeri-011-copy2


2 Responses to “Ruggeri violin”

  1. Carol Anderson
    April 5th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    Dear Sirs:
    I am trying to discover who made the instrument I have. Inside it reads Gio: Batia Ruggeri fecit in Mantua 1683. It has a great deal of ornamentation on it. Double purfulling around the entire violin front and back and a cris-cross section extending down the entire center of the solid back. It also has an interesting emblem that emerges out of the purfulling …four on the front and four on the back.
    Carol Anderson
    Any clues where this might have originated?

  2. George H.
    April 7th, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I have whats left of a violin that is at least 50 yrs old it says Fecit Ruggeri made in germany. Do you know where I might find out more info.

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