Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, date unknown
Labeled, "Antonius & Hieronymus Fr. Amati / Cremonen Andreae fil F."
Back: Two-piece of narrow curl
Top: of medium to open grain
Scroll: of wood similar to back
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Length of back: 35.2 cm
Upper bouts: 16.3 cm
Middle bouts: 11.1 cm
Lower bouts: 20.05 cm
Notes:Listed as "by Nicolo Amati circa 1620."
"This instrument was most likely made in the workshop of Hieronymus Amati primarily by Nicolo who had, by this time, much taken over the shop's production. Recent research has unearthed the death certificate of Antonio, who, previous to the research, had been thought to have lived well into the 17th century. The certificate attributing the violin to Antonius and Hieronymus amati was written some years before this valuable research was uncovered. Some characteristics of this instrument are likely either the work of Hieronymus or more closely inspired by him than of Nicolo's own model."
Butterfield & Butterfield Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, September 15, 1998, Los Angeles, Butterfield & Butterfield Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, September 15, 1998, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
|until 1974||William Moennig & Son|
|from 1974||Current owner|
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1974) Attributes the instrument to the Brothers Amati.
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- Butterfield & Butterfield Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, September 15, 1998, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (illustrated)
- Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 11, 1987, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)