Girolamo Amati II, Cremona, 1686, the 'Pearl, Rising Sun'

Violin: 44347

Labeled, "Hieronymus Amatus Cremonem. Nicolai Figlius Fecti, 1686."

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: with a pearl embedded in the on each side of the scroll

Length of back: 35.6 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


It is said to have been King Charles's favorite violin. The name comes because of the pearl star in each side of the scroll.

Henry Hottinger Collection


- King Charles IV of Spain
until 1965 Henry Hottinger
from 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1968 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., 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.)


  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, January, 1943, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (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. XII, No. 1, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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