Labeled Nicolas Amati 1651
Amati Violin dated 1651, repair label by Francois Pique dated 1800. Instrument has a grafted neck and a sweet, superb sound. Delightful to play. One repaired table crack – from bottom to treble F hole. Very sound condition with new Dominant strings.
This Amati violin has a grafted neck and repair label would indicate C1750-1820 violin. Another option is that this is possibly a Voller Brothers copy of Amati. The Voller Brothers were renown for making exceptional copies that today are very valuable in their own right.
Nicolo Amati was born in 1596 and died in 1684. One guess would be that a later family member made this instrument and used Nicolo’s label. The only thing we can be sure of is the fine tone produced by this very old Italian violin.
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