This illustration of a Storioni violin was published in The Strad, August 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:
The Storioni illustrated is in a fine state of preservation, and well covered with varnish. Nearly all of this maker's instruments encountered today possess tonal qualities which must commend them to all violinists; but although their appearance must always command the attention of the connoisseur, a good many of them are the reverse of elegant to look upon, and instances where the maker has seriously set himself to turn out a handsome violin are relatively rare.
The principal measurements are: length of body, 13 7/8 inches; breadth of upper bouts, 6 5/16 inches; lower bouts, 7 7/8 inches; depth of sides, 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/16 inches.
The wood of which this violin is made is, as almost always happens with this maker’s productions, acoustically perfect, and the back is of a very pretty native wood with a small figure. Storioni was a rare judge of wood, but much of the material he used was very plain in appearance. The purfling is better done here than is usually the case.
The tone is large, telling, responsive, and equal. The varnish is described as of a deep rich orange, tinged with reddish brown hues, and is somewhat darker on the belly than the back.