Nicolò Amati, Cremona, c. 1660


Violin: 11834

Labelled, "Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1666..."

The head by Peter Guarneri of Mantua, c. 1680.

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: by Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, circa 1680

Length of back: 35.3 cm


Notes:

"In a good state of preservation this violin was played by the leader of a major symphony orchestra for the past 30 years."

Tarisio's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, February 20 - March 2, 2007, London, Tarisio, Tarisio, 2007

Provenance

until 1870 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
1870 - 1944 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
1944 - 1977 Saint-Exupery family
from 1977 Max Möller & Son
until 2007 Anonymous
in 2007 Sold by Tarisio
from 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1978) Attributes the entire instrument to Andrea Guarneri.
  • Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1977) Attributes the entire instrument to Andrea Guarneri.

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References

  • Tarisio's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, February 20 - March 2, 2007, London, Tarisio, Tarisio, 2007

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