Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1628


Violin: 42171

Labeled, "Antonius & Hieronymus Fr. Amati Cremonen Andrea fil. F. 1628"

Back: Two-piece of medium-figured maple, with the flame going all in one direction

Top: of spruce of rather open grain

Varnish: Golden brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.35 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm


Notes:

According to Vatelot, this instrument may have been built by Nicolo Amati.

Stradivari Dalla'U.R.S.S., Stradivari E I Grandi Liutai Cremonesi Dall'U.R.S.S., Cremona


"[This violin].... is clearly the work of Nicola."

Nicola Amati & the 'Alard', Roger Hargrave, The Strad, March, 1992, London


"This instrument has unique sound qualities and is in perfect working order. Despite its small size (351,5 mm) and the style of Amati, the violin sounds fine and works well in big halls, thus differing from other instruments by Amati. It is one of the best instruments in the State Collection."

The Amatis' DNA, Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson & Carlo Chiesa, the Amatis' DNA: A Dynasty of Stringed Instrument Makers in Cremona, Cremona

Provenance

in 1870 Pestel
until 1919 M. E. Knorre
from 1919 Russian State Collection, Moscow

Known players

Daniel Karpilowski

References

  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 2, 1994, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York
  • The Strad, March, 1992, Roger Hargrave, Orpheus, London
  • ROSIZO State Museum
  • Stradivari E I Grandi Liutai Cremonesi Dall'U.R.S.S., Cremona (illustrated)
  • the Amatis' DNA: A Dynasty of Stringed Instrument Makers in Cremona, Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson & Carlo Chiesa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari Cremona, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Great Russian Collection, Soglasie, Moscow (illustrated)

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