Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1662


Violin: 48521

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 19.1 cm

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Notes:

"Mr. Arnold's Amati is a characteristic example of Nicolo's usual model. It is in a truly remarkable state of preservation, even retaining its original neck, which has been lengthened to meet present day requirements by the insertion of a piece of new wood where it is morticed into the shoulder block. The golden-orange varnish is still plentiful on back and table. The one-piece slab cut back is of native Italian wood."

A violin by Nicolo Amati, The Strad, 1941, London

Provenance

until 1910 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1910 Harry Lucas
until 1942 Albert Arnold
1942 - 1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1941)

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References

  • The Strad, 1941, London, Nov 1941 (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Peter Biddulph photographic archives

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