Matteo Goffriller


Violin maker
(c. 1659 – 1742)

Considered to be the father of the Venetian school, Matteo Goffriller was born in the Alpine town of Bressanone close to Bolzano, where he may have been a student of Matthias Albani. After moving to Venice in 1685 to apprentice with Mathias Kaiser, ...Read More he married Kaiser's daughter and by 1690 had inherited his teacher and father-in-law's business. Thereafter Goffriller enjoyed unrivaled dominance in the Venetian violin making trade, and had a marked influence on all of the prominent early 18th-century Venetian makers, including Domenico Montagnana, Santo Serafin, Carlo Tononi, Francesco Gobetti, and the younger Pietro Guarneri. The deep red varnish typical of Goffriller's work later became a salient attribute of the Venetian style. His cellos are his most favored works today, and are superior to all but those of Stradivari and Montagnana. Read Less


Price History

- The auction record for this maker is $620,800 in Apr 2005, for a cello.
- 66 auction price results.

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Goffriller family tree

Instruments

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Violin - 1700
Venice
the 'Marconi'

Violin - 1700
Venice
the 'Sivori, Lalo'

Violin - 1723
Venice
the 'Schley'

Violin - 1730
Venice
the 'Baillot'

Viola - 1700
Venice
the 'Colonel Miklashersky, Lillian Fuchs'

Viola - 1710
Venice
the 'Funkhauser'

Viola - 1723
Venice
the 'Rothschild'

Viola - 1727
Venice
the 'Trampler'

Cello - 1693
Venice
the 'Mischa Schneider'

Cello - 1698
Venice
the 'Rosette'

Cello - 1700
Venice
the 'Parker'

Cello - 1700
Venice
the 'Curtis Collection'

Cello - 1700
Venice
the 'd'Archambeau'

Cello - 1700
Venice
the 'Barbirolli'

Cello - 1700
Venice
the 'Piatti, Salmond'

Cello - 1703
Venice
the 'Garbousova'

Cello - 1705
Venice
the 'Starker, Spencer, James'

Cello - 1706
Venice
the 'Warburg'

Cello - 1710
Venice
the 'Müller'

Cello - 1723
Venice
the 'Lutyens'

Cello - 1727
Venice
the 'Földesy'

Cello - 1729
Venice
the 'Menter'

Cello - No Date
Venice
the 'Bedetti'

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