Dall’aglio [Dalaglio], Giuseppe [Joseph ]
- Philip J. Kass
(b Boretto, Italy, Jan 13, 1774; d Mantua, Italy, Sept 1855). Italian violin maker. He was the most important maker in Mantua following the death or departure of Tommaso Balestrieri, who might have been his teacher. Like his predecessors in Mantua, Dall’aglio followed a style derived from Pietro Guarneri. There is often a kink in the centre bout ribs, with the lower half following a straight trajectory. His scrolls and archings owe a strong debt to Balestrieri. He generally used local woods. His varnish is of good quality and texture, varying from golden yellow to deep red-browns. His name usually appears as ‘Joseph Dalaglio’ on his labels....