Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1662

Cello: 42952

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece of small figure

Top: with wings on both sides

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 78.1 cm

Upper bouts: 37.6 cm

Middle bouts: 24.8 cm

Lower bouts: 45.9 cm


"According to Messrs. William E. Hill & Sons this is one of three Nicolo Amati violoncellos which has not been reduced in size."

A 1662 Nicolo Amati Violoncello, The Strad, September, 1951, London


- Tzar Nicolas I of Russia
until 1850 Count Matvey Vielgorsky
1850 - 1894 Franz Knecht
... ...
in 1905 Joseph Siemann
until 1905 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1905 Kirkhope
until 1932 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1932 Dr Walter S. A. Griffith
until 1985 Leonard Rose
... ...
in 2019 Current owner

Known players

Franz Knecht, Gary Hoffman

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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