Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1672, the 'Professor Florian Zajic'

Violin: 42791

Back: Two-piece maple of even medium figure

Top: of medium-grain spruce

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: match back

Varnish: Golden orange-yellow

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Florian Zajić
- de Vriendt
until 1949 Emil Herrmann, New York
1949 - 1964 Anna E. Clark
from 1964 Corcoran Gallery of Arts
- Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
in 2000 Smithsonian Institution Museum

Known players

Rodney Friend

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1949) "A very good specimen of the Master's Grand Pattern, in a fine state of preservation, and of best tonal qualities."

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  • Amati Quartet, Ex-John Jay & Sandra Day O'Conner, Machold Rare Violins (illustrated)
  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • Friendly Terms
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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