Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1573, the 'Payne, Gonley'

Violin: 49422

Back: Two-piece

Top: of narrow grain, slightly more open at the center

Scroll: later

Ribs: of matching wood, but the upper ribs are from a later date

Varnish: Golden orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm


until 1949 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1949 Clarence S. Payne
Stephanie Gonley
in 2007 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
from 2007 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation

Known players

Stephanie Gonley

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2007)

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  • Andrea Amati Opera omnia: Les Violons du Roi, Fausto Cacciatori, editor, Consorzo Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Dai-Ting Chung, consultant for the Chi-Mei Foundation, November, 2007


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