A student of Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza is considered the greatest maker of the Mantegazza family, which became linked to the great connoisseur and collector Count Cozio di Salabue in 1776. The relationship was a fortunate one for the family, as Cozio's patronage afforded them access to his extensive ...Read More collection of beautiful instruments as well as steady repair work and commissions. Cozio was also the primary patron of G.B. Guadagnini, which supports the Mantegazzas' favoring of the Guadagnini model above others.
Pietro Giovanni's best work is at least the equal of his teacher's, and his excellent violas of the 1780s-90s are particularly well regarded.
- The auction record for this maker is $334,333 in Mar 2010, for a violin. - 25 auction price results.