Instrument

  • ID: 4131
  • Type: small violin
  • Maker: Francesco Ruggieri
  • Year built: 1680c
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Milanollo
 
Label: "Antonius Hieronymus Amatis fecit Cremona 16. . ."
Back: Two-piece with narrow irregular curl ascending from the joint
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Scroll: of narrow fainter curl
Front: of pine of narrow grain opening out towards the flanks
Varnish: Light golden-brown
Body Length: 34.4 cm.

Photos

Click on a thumbnail to view the full-size image.

  • front
  • back

Iconography Index

Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 17, 1975, London, Sotheby's, London, 1975: Color photos (front & back - listed as a work of the Brothers Amati).

Tarisio's Fine Musical Instruments Online Auction Catalog, April 29-30, 2010: Color photos (front, back & scroll).


Notes

The interior of the upper portion of the instrument is inscribed with the initials "M.M.". A book about this instrument, entitled "Antonius and Hieronymus Amati, Die 'Maria Milanollo'", was published by Albert Berr, Bad Wiessee in 1950. Only 50 copies were published in the limited edition.
Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 17, 1975, London, Sotheby's, London, 1975.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
Anonymous    2010     
Edgar Wollgandt (Liepzig)          
Konrad Walfisch (Germany)         
Kurt Schuster (Germany)         
Wilhelm Hermann Hammig (Berlin)         
Teresa Milanollo          
Maria Milanollo   1846       
Domenico Dragonetti       1846   
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Players

Name Played From Played In Played To
...       
Maria Milanollo        
...       

Current player Current player
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments. Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Tarisio, Internet  Apr-30-2010    $200,000 - $300,000  For members only 
Sotheby's, London  Jul-17-1975  child's size    For members only 

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type

Certificates

Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, July 11, 1974. Attributes the instrument to the Brothers Amati.

Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, January 12, 1979. Attributes the instrument to the Brothers Amati.