Andrea Amati, Cremona, c. 1575, the 'Berger'


Cello: 49535

Labeled, "Antonio & Girolamo Amati. . .1556"

Back: Four-piece, painted

Scroll: not original

Length of back: 75.1 cm

Upper bouts: 33.9 cm

Middle bouts: 22.9 cm

Lower bouts: 43.5 cm

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Provenance

until 1793 Nicolas Lupot
... ...
in 1926 Mr. Pietté
in 1927 Marguerite Chaigneau-Piazza
... ...
in 2007 Julius Berger
from 2010 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2005) X-155.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1984)
  • Certificate: Buvelot, Paris (1927)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1926) The instrument has been ". . .considerably reduced in size both at the joint, and the outline."

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References

  • Andrea Amati Opera omnia: Les Violons du Roi, Fausto Cacciatori, editor, Consorzo Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari - Catalogue of the 2008 Exhibit in Montpelier, Peter Biddulph, Frédéric Chaudière & John Dilworth, Musée Fabre / Actes Sud, Montpelier (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Dai-Ting Chung, consultant for the Chi-Mei Foundation, June, 2010
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 56 (illustrated)

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