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Pietro Guarneri (14 April 1695 – 7 April 1762)

Pietro Guarneri or sometimes referred to as Pietro da Venezia, was the son of Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, filius Andreae, and the last of the Guarneri house of violin-makers.

He lived in Cremona with his father until 1718. Finding life in Casa Guarneri in some way uncongenial, he left Cremona for good in 1718. The master eventually arrived and settled in Venice 1722-1724. Here he blended the Cremonese techniques of his fathers' characteristics, perhaps working with Montagnana and Tononi. The Venetian makers of the same period were Matteo Goffriller, Carlo Annibale Tononi, Francesco Gobetti, Domenico Montagnana and Sanctus Seraphin.
He married Angiola Maria Ferrari on 5 April 1728, with whom he had ten children. His first original labels from Venice date from 1730. His instruments are rare and highly prized like his father's and uncle's.

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