Girolamo Amati II, Cremona, 1705

Viola: 44226

Labeled, "Hieronymus Amatus Cremonen Nicolai figlius fecit 1705."

Back: Two-piece of small curl

Top: of pine of well-defined and rather open grain

Scroll: of less pronounced curl

Ribs: of less pronounced curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 43.9 cm

Upper bouts: 21.9 cm

Middle bouts: 13.8 cm

Lower bouts: 25.7 cm

There are 11 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Ries family
Royal College of Music, London
in 1894 Charles J. Wilson
until 1951 Johannes Ollendorf
from 1951 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1969 Jacques Français
... ...
from 1969 and in 1999 Current owner

Known players

Toby Appel

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (2013) Mentions that the upper bouts have been reduced in size.

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  • Cremona: An Account of the Italian Violin Maker & Their Instruments, Friedrich Niederheitmann, Robert Cocks & Co., London, 1894
  • The Strad, October, 1999, Philip J. Kass, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, November, 1978, Margaret Campbell, London (illustrated)
  • The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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