Concetto Puglisi


Inventory no.: 4.156.5C9C.U Puglisi 1915 08/20
Maker: Concetto Puglisi
Region: Italy
Year: c.1915
Tone: Warm, Mature, Full of character



Concetto Puglisi was born in 1882 in Catania, Sicily. He worked in his father’s workshop alongside his brother, Michelangelo Puglisi. Though he was not as productive as his brother, Concetto produced several fine instruments as well. The Puglisi Workshop became one of the largest instrument making firms in Italy. This elegant Italian violin, which features a dated original label, is compelling proof as to why Puglisi’s work was so well regarded. The flat arches of the instrument are sophisticated, and its high quality is evident in the beautiful flaming on the two-piece maple back. The small, delicate scroll on a long, narrow peg box and the pronounced corners expresses the violin’s individual and elegant style. The rich coat of reddish-brown oil varnish has developed interesting crackling on the back and scroll, and suffered from unprofessional treatment and varnish loss some of which is very intense; the overall aesthetic serves as a complement to this Italian violin’s character. This beautiful violin full of character and expresses a warm, matured Italian voice; its resonant clarity is highly recommended.

Title: Wieniawski Violin Concerto no.2, 3rd Movement by Georgii Moroz

Title: Bach Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, Allemanda.

Violin Has Own Identity

*Percentages shown below are an accurate indicator of the violin’s respective characteristics among TMX’s collection of violins.

Warm 90%
Mature 85%
Full of character 85%


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