Peregrino Di Zanetto, Brescia, c. 1560

Viola: 44785

Labeled, "Andrea Amati . . . 1568."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with narrow width flame running mostly horizontally

Top: in two pieces of pine with uneven grain.

Scroll: of similar wood

Ribs: of similar wood

Varnish: of an orangish brown color.

Length of back: 41.3 cm

Upper bouts: 19.5 cm

Middle bouts: 13.6 cm

Lower bouts: 24.1 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Gertrude Buttery
in 1991 Ellen Rose
- Current owner

Known players

Ellen Rose

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2014) Dates the latest ring of bass and treble sides as 1502 and 1501 respectively. Written report available for purchase upon request.
  • Insurance valuation: Gael Francais, New York, NY (2011) $900,000
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1986) #2672.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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.)


  • The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 49 (illustrated)


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