Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1662, the 'Kempner'

Violin: 45581

Labeled, "Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen. Hieronymi Fil ac Antonij Nepose Fecit 1662."

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl ascending from left to right

Top: of finge grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of narrow curl; pegbox later

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm


Barbara Kempner
Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1950) With photos attached.

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  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 29, 1993, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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