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A Brothers Amati violin

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

A historically important violin in the Cremonese tradition from the second generation of Amati.
Lot 281 in the November 2011 New York sale.

In 1577, upon the death of Andrea Amati, his sons Antonio and Girolamo inherited the Amati family workshop and the highly successful partnership now known as the Brothers Amati was born. The renowned reputation of the workshop was safe in their hands. The brothers had trained with and worked alongside Andrea and they maintained a consistently high and often outstanding standard of production.

The Brothers Amati’s large output shows an experimental approach and the many different sizes of violins, violas and cellos they created suggests that they were working with musicians to perfect the tone quality of their instruments. Their work was widely copied by makers all over Europe and today their instruments are prized for their fine tone and elegant appearance.


Lot 281
A FINE ITALIAN VIOLIN BY ANTONIO & GIROLAMO AMATI, CREMONA, EARLY 17th CENTURY

Labeled, “Antonius et Hiéronimus F. Amati, Cremonen Andreae fil. F. 16..”
The head probably Cremona, late 17th century. LOB 35.3 cm
* Sold with certificates from Pierre Vidoudez, Geneva (January 15, 1972), Hamma & Co, Stuttgart (April 27, 1958) and Max Möller, Amsterdam (March 10, 1969) all referring to the head as original.

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Estimate: $200,000–300,000


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