Although David Tecchler was born in Lechbruck near Füssen in circa 1666 and arrived in Rome only in his late 20s, he is nevertheless considered the most prominent maker of the Roman school. Little is known about his working life outside of historical documents confirming his presence in Rome. His arrival was well-timed to meet the rising demand for bowed string instruments in late 17th century in ...Read More the region, and over thirty years he produced many very fine instruments that show a strong influence of fellow Austrian Jacob Stainer but with flatter archings and more than a hint of Cremonese and Venetian inspiration. His cellos are particularly prized, although earlier examples were built on the larger proportions prevalent at the time and many have since been cut down.
- The auction record for this maker is $877,843 in Oct 2010, for a cello. - 67 auction price results.