(1873 – 1941)
First of the Carletti family of makers from Pieve di Cento, near Bologna. Initially a carpenter and antiques dealer, he appears to have learnt the craft with Raffaele Fiorini in Bologna in the 1890s. His straight work shows the influence of Fiorini, Pollastri and Sofritti, but he also made some highly creative fakes. He produced instruments in the white for Leandro Bisiach and Romeo Antoniazzi.
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His sons, Natale, Orfeo and Nullo, all assisted him, with Natale and Nullo taking over the workshop after his death.
- The auction record for this maker is $46,000 in May 2005, for a cello.
- 56 auction price results.
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