Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1658, the 'Hämmerle'

Violin: 42363

Labeled, "Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen. Hieronymi / Fil. ac Antonij Nepos Fecit 1658."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab showing an irregular horizontal curl

Top: one-piece of medium grain, narrowing towards the flanks

Scroll: cut on the quarter, of a light figure

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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"A superb instrument of this great violinmaker, the Hammerle is slightly longer than most violins. The violin shows exquisite workmanship and is very harmonious. The original varnish is still intact."


in 1949 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
Theodor Hämmerle
1949-1965 Henry Hottinger
from 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
Town of Cremona, Museo del Violino

Known players

Maria Muresanu

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1966)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1966)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

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  • Triennale internazionale degli strumenti ad arco, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Amati in concert: 500 years of heritage, Andrea Amati 500 Foundation, Maastricht (illustrated)
  • Cremona's Instruments, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrea Mosconi, cremonabooks, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri, detto del Gesu', Elia Santoro, Editrice Turris, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Gli Strumenti di Cremona, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrea Mosconi, Cremona Books, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone Fernando Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, 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 Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violinari e Violini: Gli Amati e I Guarneri a Cremona tra Rinascimento e Barocco, Elia Santoro, Sanlorenzo, Cremona (illustrated)


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