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Sale: 23rd March 2014

Lot 97: A Fine and Important Cremonese Violin by Antonio and Hyronimus Amati, 1584


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£50,000 - £70,000

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The later table made specifically for the violin by Nicolo Amati, circa 1630. This fine and rare violin, which still, amazingly, retains its original neck and possibly the pegs (sold with the violin) has been in the same English family since it was acquired in Paris, at one of the sales held by the new revolutionary government in 1789, or thereabouts.


Bearing the original label: Antonius Hieronymus Fr. Amati Cremonen, Andreae fil. F. 1584


by Antonio and Hyronimus Amati


Length of back: 13 1/2ins, 342mm


Minor repair to lower rib (see diagram) *


The upper back is set with ebony inserts with the names Germo Anto Amts

Sale Information

Sale Date

3:00pm, Sunday 23rd March 2014

Sale Location

The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BS