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B. 1596, d. 1684, Cremona

Son of Girolamo, and most prolific member of the family. Probably active in the workshop from around 1610 and increasingly influential after 1620. After the death of his father in 1631 he used his own label. Introduced a widened form of his father's violin model, now known as the Grand Amati, the most admired and desirable of Amati instruments for playing quality. During the recovery from the plague years of 1630, Nicolo enlarged his workshop by taking apprentices from both within and without the city of Cremona. This played a significant part in the dissemination of the art of violin making throughout northern Italy and beyond. Andrea Guarneri was the most important of these apprentices. Nicolo never declined from the most consummate craftsmanship, but introduced a broad recurve into the arching at the edges of the front and back, which can lead to some weakening of tonal power.

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Name Category Origin Date Sold GBP USD EUR
Amati, Nicolo Violin Cremona 1680 Jun 2016 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1640 Mar 1999 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1643 May 2001 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1645 Nov 2003 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1647 May 2001 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1648 Oct 2009 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1650 Apr 2010 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1651 Nov 2006 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1655 Oct 2010 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1658 May 2013 £ $
AMATI, NICOLÒ Violin Cremona 1660 Mar 2009 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1660 Mar 2007 £ $
AMATI, NICOLÒ Violin Cremona 1661 Nov 2007 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1665 Nov 2002 £ $
AMATI, NICOLÒ Violin Cremona 1671 Oct 2007 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1671 Nov 2001 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1675 Nov 2006 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1676 Nov 2000 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1682 Mar 2012 £ $
Amati, Nicolò Violin Cremona 1682 Nov 2004 £ $
Amati, Nicolo' Violin Cremona 1683 Mar 1993 £ $

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