Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1666, the 'Antoinette'


Violin: 41434

Original label: "Nicolaus Amatus. Cremonen Hieronymi Fil. Ac Antonij Nepos Fecit 1666"

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Scroll: plainer

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Provenance

in 1980 Sold by Phillip's
until 1983 Jacques Francais
from 1983 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1982) #2380.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1899) "The violin was made by Nicolaus Amati of Cremona, whose original label dated 1666 the instrument bears. A characterstic and very well preserved specimen -- long cornered style. It possesses the original neck."

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References

  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XV, No. 2, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • Phillip's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 15, 1980, London, Phillip's, Phillip's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)

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