Carlo Bergonzi I


Violin maker
(1683 – 1747)

Recent research suggests that Carlo Bergonzi, historically assumed to have been a student of Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', may have learned violin making primarily through the Rugeri family. While the influence of Guarneri is evident in Bergonzi's work, his physical proximity to the Vincenzo ...Read More Rugeri and social ties between the families suggests a relationship forged outside the prime Amati territory of Cremona. In any case, Bergonzi was probably working independently by the 1720s. In 1746 the Bergonzi family moved into the Casa Stradivari, where they remained for some 12 years, during which time Bergonzi worked on instruments left unfinished upon Stradivari's death in 1737. Carlo's son Michele Angelo and grandson Nicolo continued the violin making tradition until about 1800, though they never achieved the same degree of finesse.

Bergonzi's works feature outstanding materials, exquisite varnish, and consummate execution. A master in his own right, he is overshadowed only by his contemporaries Stradivari and Guarneri 'del Gesù'. Read Less


Price History

- The auction record for this maker is $1,001,386 in Nov 2005, for a violin.
- 12 auction price results.

View all auction prices for Carlo Bergonzi I

Instruments

View:

Violin - 1715
Cremona
the 'Thibaud'

View

Violin - 1720
Cremona
the 'Tonge, Scheinin'

View

Violin - 1720
Cremona
the 'Paganini, Vuillaume'

View

Welcome


You already have a Tarisio account. Please login to continue.

Forgot Password

Sorry, that email and/or password is incorrect, please try again.

Homepage

Welcome


Please register or ​to continue.

Please enter a valid email address.

Homepage

Welcome


Please register or ​to continue.

We have sent you an email.
Please follow the link to confirm your registration.

Homepage