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Enrico Rocca

Enrico Rocca is traditionally assumed to have been a pupil of his father, Giuseppe. However, Enrico spent his early career as a boatman and carpenter in the shipyards of Genoa, and did not become interested in violin making until the 1870s, some years after his father’s death. Although he may have benefited from his father’s moulds and designs, Eric Blot suggests that he is more likely to have been a pupil of Eugenio Praga.

Enrico was in no way the equal of his father, and many of his instruments are of relatively low quality, lacking the accuracy of workmanship and quality of varnish that distinguish Giuseppe’s work. Occasionally, however, he produced admirable work, and his cellos can be very fine, as is shown by the handsome 1905 instrument.

Enrico Rocca

(b Turin, 1847; d Turin, 1915)

Enrico Rocca is traditionally assumed to have been a pupil of his father, Giuseppe. However, Enrico spent his early career as a boatman and carpenter in the shipyards of Genoa, and did not become interested in violin making until the 1870s, some years after his father’s death. Although he may have benefited from his father’s moulds and designs, Eric Blot suggests that he is more likely to have been a pupil of Eugenio Praga.

Enrico was in no way the equal of his father, and many of his instruments are of relatively low quality, lacking the accuracy of workmanship and... Read more

Instruments for sale in our

Lot 22

A violin, attributed to Enrico Rocca

Early 20th century

£5,000-8,000

GBP£5,000.00 - £8,000.00
EUR€5,600.00 - €8,960.00
AUD$9,000.00 - $14,400.00
JPY¥738,750.00 - ¥1,182,000.00
KRW₩7,324,400.00 - ₩11,719,040.00
CHFCHF6,300.00 - CHF10,080.00
USD$6,550.00 - $10,480.00

Lot 190

A violin, attributed to Enrico Rocca

Late 19th century

£3,000-5,000

GBP£3,000.00 - £5,000.00
EUR€3,360.00 - €5,600.00
AUD$5,400.00 - $9,000.00
JPY¥443,250.00 - ¥738,750.00
KRW₩4,394,640.00 - ₩7,324,400.00
CHFCHF3,780.00 - CHF6,300.00
USD$3,930.00 - $6,550.00

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