Brothers Amati viola of 1616

Tarisio’s second auction featured a 1616 Antonius and Hieronymus Amati viola, previously part of the Curtis Collection and with a provenance traceable back to the early 19th century, when Luigi Tarisio brought it to Paris. Its sale for $775,500 was not just an auction record for a Brothers Amati, it was also the highest price for a viola of any kind and for any instrument by a member of the Amati family.

1106bb Brothers Amati