Giovanni Battista Rogeri


Violin maker
(maker: c. 1642 – 1707)

Giovanni Battista Rogeri was probably born in Bologna but settled in Brescia around 1675 after working as an apprentice of Nicolò Amati. After the plague devastated northern Italy in the mid-17th century and Amati died in 1685, Rogeri was one of the few active violin makers in the region. Instruments from this period represent the peak of his superior craftsmanship, which blended the precision of Amati with more robust elements from the Brescian school, especially the elongated f-holes and c-bouts. His violins based on Amati's more powerful Grand Pattern are considered his best. Cellos, which are also of generally fine quality, also reflect the power of the Cremonese influence on Rogeri's style.



Rogeri's son Pietro Giacomo began to assist him around 1690, and his considerable skill is apparent in his later independent work. Giovanni Battista's somewhat lesser instruments that show evidence of Pietro's hand often have unpurfled backs.

Instruments

Relevant instruments and bows found on Cozio Archive:
Cello: 7 | Small Violin: 1 | Violin: 52 | 133 other properties not displayed publicly

Name Type Year ID
'Lancashire Strad' Cello 1695 43682
  Cello 1699 50289
  Cello 1700 40977
  Cello 1705 44579
  Cello 1706 49682
'Sinsheimer' Cello 1706 50309
  Cello (maker: c. 1642 – 1707) 44360
  Small Violin 1680 44718
'Lord Herries' Violin 1671 59664
'Mahlke' Violin 1675 50288
  Violin 1686 52638
'Antoncich' Violin 1686 51915
  Violin 1686 46586
  Violin 1688 60324
  Violin 1690 45468
  Violin 1690 41729
  Violin 1690 59903
  Violin 1692 61353
  Violin 1693 60340
  Violin 1694 59438
'Baron Knoop' Violin c. 1694 23184
  Violin 1695 45415
  Violin 1696 44661
  Violin 1697 44679
  Violin 1697 43671
  Violin 1697 50292
  Violin 1697 50291
  Violin 1697 45276
  Violin 1697 59665
  Violin 1697 50290

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