Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò'


Violin maker
(1540 – 1609)

Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò' was one of the greatest Brescian makers. He was born into a family of musicians in da Salò and played the violin himself. The details of his training are unclear, but we know that soon after 1562 he moved to Brescia, where he established a successful violin making business lasting over 40 years. His workshop produced many different types of stringed instruments, including ...Read More citterns, violones and violas da braccia as well as those of the violin family. Although he was a contemporary of Andrea Amati and the Brothers Amati, his methods and materials are quite different from those of the Amatis.

Gasparo employed various assistants, including Giovanni Paolo Maggini and his own son, Francesco. Read Less


Price History

- The auction record for this maker is $542,500 in Apr 2010, for a viola.
- 6 auction price results.

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Instruments

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Violin - c. 1562
Brescia
the 'Ole Bull, Jewel Room violin'

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Violin - 1570
Brescia
the 'Salzer'

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Violin - 1570
Brescia
the 'Kux'

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