Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1596

Violin: 44700

Bearing its original label, "Antonius & Hieronymus Fr. Amati Cremonen. Andreae fil. F 1596."

Back: Two-piece of almost horizontal medium to narrow curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: later, by Fendt, circa 1830, of narrow curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm


until 1941 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1941 W. J. Battisheill Young
until 1958 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1958 Mrs. Pamela Wilson
in 1988 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1958)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 31, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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