Girolamo Amati II, Cremona, 1678, the ''ex Faltin''
Notes:"The Finnish Cultural Foundation purchased what it thought was a Stradivarius in 1993. A few months ago, however, suspicions were presented that it may not have actually been made by Antonio Stradivari. Experts who examined the violin came to the conclusion that it was created by another well-known name of the period, Girolamo Amati, also known as Hieronymus II. He was the last of a line of stringed instrument makers, the best known of whom was Niccolo Amati who it is said may have taught Stradivari his craft. This piece is known as the Professor Faltin violin, after a professor of surgery, Richard Faltin, who was a close friend of the composer Jean Sibelius."
|-||Dr. Richard Faltin|
|in 2003||Finnish Cultural Foundation|
|in 2013||Current owner|
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: Hieronymus Köstler, Stuttgart (2011) Ascribes the instrument to Hieronymus Amati II.
- Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (1970) Ascribes the instrument to Antonio Stradivari.
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