excited to have a violin by Antonio and Hieronymus Amati in our shop.
The photographs used on the title page of the website are of this
beautiful violin. The owner very generously loaned the instrument
to us for Kristen Tourville to use on her Masters Recital April 15th.
violin was made in 1620 and bears the original Antonio and Hieronymus
Amati label. Draley puts it as the work, almost entirely, as that of
Nicolo Amati. The violin is known as the ex. C. Fowler Pickhardt as it
is shown in the Moennig photo archive. The violin is made on the typical
pattern of the Amati workshop at that time, measuring 351 mm in length.
This very violin is
illustrated in two books:
The Fridolin Hamma Italian
Violin Makers (very scarce book)
Karol Jalovec Italian Violin Makers
It has 4 certificates:
1931 Hamma & Co. Stuttgart
1934 Georg Winterling Hamburg
1965 William Moennig & Son Philadelphia (with photos)
1998 Daniel Draley Fine Violins (with photos)