Don Nicola Marchioni 'Don Nicolo Amati', Bologna, 1720


Small Violin: 42076

Labeled, "Dominicus Montagnana Sub / Signum Cremonae Venetiis 173?."

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Ruby-red

Length of back: 34.8 cm

Upper bouts: 15.9 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 19.9 cm

Provenance

in 2003 Current owner

Known players

Yuki Koike

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. H. Hammig & Co., Berlin (1952) Ascribes the instrument to Montagnana 173x.
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1949) Ascribes the instrument to Montagnana 1733.
  • Letter: Emil Herrmann Ascribes the instrument to Dom Nicolo Amati.

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References

  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 13, 2000, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • E-mail correspondence with Yuki Koike, October, 2003
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 11, 2002, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive

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