Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1618

Small Violin: 43825

Bearing its original label, "Antonius & Hironymus Fr. Amati / Cremonen Andreae fil. F 1618" (the date added in ink).

Possibly made for a child

Back: Two-piece

Top: Open-grain pine

Scroll: Original

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 32.9 cm

Upper bouts: 15.3 cm

Middle bouts: 10 cm

Lower bouts: 18.8 cm


until 1948 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1948 Ashmolean Museum, Hill Collection, University of Oxford


  • Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum: The Complete Collection, John Milnes, editor, Oxford Musical Instrument Publishing, Oxford (illustrated)
  • Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Harvey S. Whistler, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (illustrated)
  • The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments, David D. Boyden, Oxford University Press, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. IX, No. 3, Daniel Draley, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)


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