Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1666, the 'Alumnus Amati, Ashby, Silvestre, Serdet'


Violin: 41284

‘Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Alumnus/ Nicolaij Amati, Faciebat Anno 1666’

Back: Two-piece ‘oppio’ maple

Length of back: 356 mm

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Notes:

Bears an original label inscribed "Alumnus Amati, faciebat anno 1666," the only known documentary evidence linking Stradivari to Nicolò Amati. This may also be the first instrument made and labeled by Stradivari.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago

Provenance

- Pierre & Hippolyte Silvestre
- Sold by John & Arthur Beare

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1990)
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1987)
  • Certificate: Harry A. Duffy, Miami, FL (1980)
  • Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1979)
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1653.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)

References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)

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