DHV:
1557
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

Antonius & Hieronymus Fr. Amati / Cremonen Andrea fili F. 1614

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

Tokyo

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musashino Academia Musicae, Museum of Musical Instruments

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

A 133

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

[acquired in 1962]

Measurements:

Body Length:

74.0

String Length:

68.5

Rib Depth:

12.6?

Upper Width:

33.4

Middle Width:

24.2

Bottom Width:

42.5

Information

Source:

Motomi Igarashi, 7/10

Literature:

[Museum catalogues and website]

Photographs:

2 different museum catalogues (dates unknown) (front 7/8); [unpublished, from Motomi Igarashi, 7/10: FB+S body only, head FB+S, many details (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Body has been significantly enlarged in upper bouts, with original outline still clearly visible. Single purfling on table, double on back (with extra lines near top), also relief carving just below button; gilded lion’s head. C-holes quite curly, perhaps German-style. Tailgut.