Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1590, the 'Baron Knoop'

Violin: 48519

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece of small curl descending slightly to the right

Top: one-piece, of rather open grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of broader curl

Varnish: Golden

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 8 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
Willy Rosenheim
Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1890 Miss Way
... ...
from 1909 Miss Scott Moncrieff
until 1918 Baron Johann Knoop
until 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
1943-1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943)

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  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Peter Biddulph photographic archives
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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