Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1630
Labeled, "Antonius & Hieronymus Fr. Amati Cremonen Andreæ fil. F 1630."
Length of back: 35.2 cm
Notes:"Both of these instruments [this one and ID 510], which are labelled as the work of the Brothers Amati, are in fact the work of Nicolo. On page 12 of "Masterpeices of Italian Violin Making," David Rattray explains that, although both brothers were dead by 1628, the instruments continued to be labelled as their work until 1630."
Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 30, 2004, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 30, 2004, London, London
Certificates & Documents
- Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2002) Does not reveal a date, but gives a significant cross-match with another undated sequence from the Nicolo Amati violin[ID=510] dated 1629 in the collection of the Royal Academy of London.
- Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1976)
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- Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 30, 2004, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)