Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, c. 1680, the 'Milanollo'


Small Violin: 21655

Labeled, "Antonius Hieronymus Amatis fecit Cremona 16..."

Back: Two-piece with narrow irregular curl ascending from the joint

Top: of pine of narrow grain opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of narrow fainter curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Light golden-brown

Length of back: 34.4 cm

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Notes:

The interior of the upper portion of the instrument is inscribed with the initials "M.M.". A book about this instrument, entitled "Antonius and Hieronymus Amati, Die 'Maria Milanollo'", was published by Albert Berr, Bad Wiessee in 1950. Only 50 copies were published in the limited edition.

Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 17, 1975, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 17, 1975, London, London

Provenance

from 1846 Maria Milanollo
- Teresa Milanollo
- Wilhelm Hermann Hammig
- Kurt Schuster
- Konrad Walfisch
- Edgar Wollgandt
in 1975 Sold by Sotheby's
until 2010 Anonymous
in 2010 Sold by Tarisio
from 2010 Current owner

Known players

Maria Milanollo

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1979) Attributes the instrument to the Brothers Amati.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1974) Attributes the instrument to the Brothers Amati.

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References

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