Girolamo Amati- violin, 1609
Signed: Label printed on paper with a handwritten date in ink. “Hieronymus Amatus Cremoneñ [blot]/[line]/ Andrea fil. F. I 6 0 9/[line]
This violin is of the smaller Amati model, about a centimeter shorter than the standar violin. It as a noticeably flat top arching combined with more pronounced back arching.
Top: two piece, spruce
Back: one-piece, maple.
Purchased by the National Music Museum from Laurence Witten family, New Haven, Connecticut, 1984