A violino piccolo. "One of three Cremonese instruments known to have survived in original condition. The size of the neck and scroll suggest that this is not a child's instrument."
Instrument #72 at the South Kensington Special Exhibition of 1872; listed as "By Amati, 1618".
Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London
"In spite of its small size, this violin, with a proportionally large scroll and neck, is not considered to be a child's instrument, but rather a violin-family instrument tuned to a higher pitch."
The Amatis' DNA, Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson & Carlo Chiesa, the Amatis' DNA: A Dynasty of Stringed Instrument Makers in Cremona, Cremona