Girolamo Amati II, Cremona, 1690, the 'Bonjour'

Cello: 45311

Labeled, "Hieronymus Amati Cremonensis fecit anno Salutis 16**."

Back: Two-piece of irregular narrow curl

Top: of irregular grain

Scroll: of more pronounced narrow curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 73.9 cm


until 1988 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Émile Français, Paris (1939)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1938) With photos attached. Dates the instrument 1641.
  • Certificate: Albert Caressa, Paris (1936)

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.)


  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 22, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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