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Pietro Antonio dalla Costa

Dalla Costa was a significant maker of the Venetian school, although born in Alba and active in Treviso between 1720 and 1768. Mozart owned a violin of his, and they are very characteristic of the ‘baroque’ style, modelled closely on Amati, whom he acknowledged on his label. The workmanship is delicate and finished with fine, soft and deeply pigmented varnish in the Venetian style.

Pietro Antonio dalla Costa

(fl Treviso, 1720-1768)

Dalla Costa was a significant maker of the Venetian school, although born in Alba and active in Treviso between 1720 and 1768. Mozart owned a violin of his, and they are very characteristic of the ‘baroque’ style, modelled closely on Amati, whom he acknowledged on his label. The workmanship is delicate and finished with fine, soft and deeply pigmented varnish in the Venetian style.

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A violin by Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa

Treviso, circa 1750

Based in the small town of Treviso just outside Venice, Dalla Costa enjoyed a productive career making instruments of the finest quality for local musicians. The influence of Amati is... read more

A violin by Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa

Treviso, circa 1750

Based in the small town of Treviso just outside Venice, Dalla Costa enjoyed a productive career making instruments of the finest quality for local musicians. The influence of Amati is evident in his work although the colour and texture of his varnish is reminiscent of his Venetian contemporaries. This violin is a true player’s instrument. It has a bright range of overtones with a focused core and a quick response.

Instruments we have sold by this maker

Articles

Part IV: Violin Making Outside Cremona

19 April 2021 - Dilworth, John

The Evolution of Violin Making from 16th-20th Century Part IV

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