Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1610, the 'ex-Galamian'


Violin: 48777

Labeled, "Antonius, & Hieronymus F. Amati, Cremonen., Andreae fil., F 1623."

Back: in one piece of quarter-cut maple with faint horizontal flame.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with narrow-width grain expanding towards the edges.

Scroll: of similar wood to the back.

Ribs: of similar wood to the back with stronger flame.

Varnish: of a golden brown colour.

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.0 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 19.8 cm

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Notes:

Dated 1633 by Doring.

Harry Wahl, Finnish Collector of Violins, Baron Otto von Schulmann, Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1955, Chicago

Provenance

until 1940 Harry Wahl
- Ivan Galamian
until 2015 Anonymous
in 2015 Sold by Tarisio
from 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2015) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1603 and 1610 respectively. Written report available for purchase upon request.
  • Letter: Ivan Galamian (1951)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1942)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)

References

  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, July-August, 1955, Baron Otto von Schulmann, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)

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