Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1656

Violin: 43601

Labeled, "Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen Hieronymi Fil: ac Antoni nepos fecit 1656."

Back: One-piece of horizontal medium curl, with two wings on the lower bouts

Top: of medium curl in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: plain, cut on the slab

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm


in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's
until 1980 Jacques Français
from 1980 Dr David Josefowitz

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1980) #2212.
  • Certificate: Albert Caressa, Paris (1938)
  • Certificate: Albert Caressa, Paris (1934)

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  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 3, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 17, 1977, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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