Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, c. 1620

Viola: 43027

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 44.95 cm

Upper bouts: 21.33 cm

Middle bouts: 14.4 cm

Lower bouts: 26.1 cm

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One of the few surviving tenors that has not been reduced in size.

Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making (1620-1850), David Rattray, Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, London


until 1890 John Rutson
from 1890 Royal Academy of Music, London

Known players

Paul Silverthorne


  • The Strad 1997 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London (illustrated)
  • Museum & Collections - What’s on - Royal Academy of Music
  • 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 Strad, May, 1996, John Dilworth, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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