Nicolò Amati, Cremona, c. 1669, the 'Réthi'


Violin: 42950

Original label: "Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen Hieronymi fil Ac. Antonij Nepos fecit 1669"

Back: Two-piece with original wings added to the lower bouts

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.65 cm


Notes:

Lütgendorff lists the date as 1662 or perhaps 1668.

Die Geigen und Lautenmacher, Bands I & II, Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff, Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart, Frankfurt am Main

Provenance

in 1922 L. Réthi
- Sold by Emil Herrmann
in 1927 Albert H. Wallace
- Cho-Ming Sin
until 1988 Sau-Wing Lam
in 1989 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1970)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1970)

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References

  • A Genealogy of the Amati Family of Violin Makers: 1500-1740, Daniel Draley, The Maecenas Press, Iowa City (illustrated)
  • Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart, Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)
  • Sau-Wing Lam, Dietmar Machold (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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