Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1683, the 'Spagnoletti'


Violin: 31738

Labeled, "Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen Hieronymi Fil., ac Antonii Nepos fecit, 1663."

Showing the collaboration of Girolamo Amati II.

Back: Two-piece

Top: of fine grain on the treble side, broader on the bass side

Scroll: of less pronounced figure

Ribs: of broader figure

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

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Provenance

in 1946 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
- Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
1982 - 1984 Anonymous
... ...
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Charles Beare, London (1988)
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (1986)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1946)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946) Before 1946
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946) Alfred Hill: I consider it a most representative fiddle of this interesting type of the maker's work" and mentions that the name Spagnoletti was found written on it. Before 1946
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

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References

  • The Strad, July, 1946, London, 1946 (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1985 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1985 (illustrated)

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