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  1. I received a notice today (10 Dec) that yesterday, an Amati was stolen in Los Feliz (part of LA) California. This notice came from Tarisio's. Apparently it was a client? They included pictures, attached. I assume this notice went out to all the area Violin stores, but in the past, have been surprised that when prominent violins were missing, some of the stores had not been sent a notice. And if anyone here sees something like this on fleabay or Craig's lust...let me know, I want to put a low ball bid in </kidding off>
  2. Hi everyone, Does anyone know what programs and setup Amati uses for the 3D rotation of the instruments (or what can be used to get a similar result)? It seems that this tool is very useful now given less people are able to try and inspect the instruments in person because of the pandemic. Thanks!
  3. Violon de Andrea Amati, vers 1560, un des premiers violons connus ( celui ci s’appelle "Il Portoghese" car je l’ai découvert au Portugal il y a environ 25 ans) Il a été fait pour Charles IX, roi de France, fils de Catherine de Médicis, roi de la Saint Barthélemy, il est à l’origine de la tradition du muguet pour le premier Mai. Même si c’était une tradition celtique, en en offrant aux dames de la Cour en 1561, il en a fixé l’usage.
  4. After my visit to the Reed-Yeboah Contemporary Violin & Bow Makers Exhibition 2019 I walked over to the MET Museum to look at their bowed string instruments. I was very impressed by the museum and can highly recommend a visit. Most of the instruments are displayed beautifully and can be viewed from the front and back. Below are pictures of some of the instruments that I hope you will enjoy. Higher resolution images (and some additional ones) are available here: https://rauchtonewood.com/blogs/news I was very interested in the varnish on these instruments and the comparison to th
  5. Hello everyone, I have always wondered how on earth Andrea Amati was able to invent the violin in nearly perfect form from the start. Reason for which while closely examining the 1570 "Charles IX" a couple days ago I suddenly realized that the filled-in peg holes in the oddest of positions make it rather plausible that the instrument originally had 3 pegs instead of four. That would put in line with the violin depicted in 1534 by Gaudenzio Ferrari in his affresco in the cathedral of Saronno, which likewise has only three pegs and yet is considered the first iconographic image of a modern
  6. Hey folks, It occurred to me that I have no idea how to make a violin without locating pins. It's how I was taught, and it works wonderfully as far as I'm concerned. That said, some historical makers associated with the Amati tradition I really admire didn't use them, like Francesco Rugeri and Jakob Stainer. I have a hard time imagining how to make a baroque violin, where the neck is affixed before the plates, without pins. Any of you makers/restorers/historians have some insight into how Rugeri and Stainer may have gone about it? Thank you J
  7. I assume that this is an old copy, but would like to hear your thoughts. The link is https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antonius-et-Heironimus-Amati-1677/292339389394?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D49476%26meid%3D5361ee4014fc4facb2b1c391817b3694%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D122820205222&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982. Thanks, Composed
  8. Hi all, I was poking around the local university's library yesterday when I found another example of Nicolò Amati's connection to Stradivari's work, in this case, concerning his decorated instruments. The Hill's do touch on this point (what an incredibly comprehensive work!), stating: "We have seen two violins, the work of Nicolò Amati, which were gracefully embellished with inlaid ornament: in one of them the ornamentation consisted of double purfling, and a fleur-de-lys inlaid in black at the corners of the back and belly, interspersed with small precious stones, while a design of s
  9. UK based Amati Auctioneers are looking for a full time Specialist to join their team. Do you want to be paid a small fortune? Do you want to travel first class and stay in the world's finest hotels? Then don't apply for this job BUT if you want to join a small, fun and friendly team we would love to hear from you. You would need to have enough experience valuing instruments to work independently on valuation days in the UK and beyond and even after seeing dozens of Stradivari, circa 19th Century, made in Germany instruments would need to welcome clients with a big, ch
  10. No longer relevant. This thread keeps getting mentioned out of context in other threads. Out of respect, I was going to take it down, but MN must not allow deleting old threads that one starts. So I am going to delete my comments. Thanks, everyone for your help and insight!
  11. English: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/museo-del-violino?hl=en Italian: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/museo-del-violino?hl=it
  12. What's the total amount of stringed instruments attributed to Andrea Amati that survive today? According to the Metropolitan Museum website "eight small and large violins, three violas, and five violoncellos are all that survive. Eight of these bear the coat of arms of Charles IX of France, and so were probably completed before the French king's death in 1574. (The authenticity of these instruments has recently been challenged, possibly making authenticated instruments by Andrea Amati even more scarce.)" According to a wikipedia article a set of instruments could have been made for
  13. What's missing? Is it simply just age? Is it using the exact right timber? Perhaps it has something to do with arriving at the exact correct dimensions, for the material being used? does "it" have something to do with the varnish? If its age, then, we must all simply wait... right? How long? That some people do not think there's anything missing, usually, it's only with regard to their own work... and in those cases, yes, I have to wonder. Perhaps they're right, and there's nothing missing, and many of us are fooling ourselves somewhat, with regard to what we and the others a
  14. I've been shopping for a year or so looking for a Baroque viola, and I finally stumbled onto one that I like. The thing is an enormous tenor (17.75"!), but the short neck makes it easily playable. It came to me from the shop of Gabriela Guadalajara by a luthier named Christopher Bollman working out of Brooklyn.
  15. Who made this Viola, could be Italian? maybe Amati? http://subefotos.com/ver/?655225819f0f98cf13e3d950e8c08f7bo.jpg Thank you very much for the help