Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1682

Violin: 44114

Bearing its original label, "Nicholas Amatus, Cremonen Hieronymi Fil, ac Antonij Nepos fecit 1682."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Top: of pine of even grain

Ribs: of medium curl cut on the quarter

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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until 1899 M. Cauche
from 1900 Lord Howard
in 1908 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1908 - c. 1931 Henry C. Ash
... ...
in 1975 Sold by Sotheby's
1975 - 2016 Jean Frère
until 2016 Anonymous
in 2016 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
in 2016 Sold by Tarisio
from 2016 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1908) ". . . is one of the finest examples of Nicolo Amati known to us."
  • Receipt: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1908)
  • Letter: Arthur F. Hill, London (1908) "… the finest of all the large grand pattern … certainly one of the world's great violins."

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  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 8, 1975, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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