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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Dated 1633 by Doring.

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


Ivan Galamian
until 1940 Harry Wahl
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, New York, New York, NY (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.)


  • 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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