Girolamo Amati I, Cremona, 1609
Small Violin: 42945
Label bearing Girolamo's name only.
Back: One-piece cut on the slab
Ribs: of plainer wood
Length of back: 34.1 cm
Upper bouts: 15.6 cm
Middle bouts: 10.5 cm
Lower bouts: 19.3 cm
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Notes:"This violin exhibits emarkably low arching on the top, but fuller arching on the back, compared to the more balanced arching of Andrea and the higher-arched 'Grand Pattern' model developed by Nicolò."
The Amatis' DNA, Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson & Carlo Chiesa, the Amatis' DNA: A Dynasty of Stringed Instrument Makers in Cremona, Cremona
This violin is of the smaller Amati model, about a centimeter shorter than the standard violin. It has a noticeably flat top arching combined with more pronounced back arching.
|in c. 1800||Pietro Verri|
|in 1937||Countess Emilia Laura Melzi and Donna Nora Parrochetti Melzi|
|1968 - 1984||Laurence C. Witten|
|from 1984||Shrine to Music, National Music Museum, South Dakota|
- The Strad 1997 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
- Girolamo Amati violin; Shrine to Music Museum
- L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, 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)