Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1657, the 'Paganini'

Violin: 43781

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece cut on the semi-slab with a medium figure running straight across its breadth

Top: of wide-grain pine

Scroll: Original, or plainer wood

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden reddish-brown


Small pattern. Attributed to Andrea Guarneri by some. Incorrectly listed as 1659 instrument.

Harry Wahl, Finnish Collector of Violins, Baron Otto von Schulmann, Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1955, Chicago


- Nicolò Paganini
until 1940 Harry Wahl
in c. 1940 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
until 1959 Louis E. Brooks
... ...
in 1969 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • The Strad, April, 1969, London (illustrated)
  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1955, Baron Otto von Schulmann, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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