Violin by Nicolo Amati, 1647

Amati, Nicolo, 1596-16841647

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In the 1920s, Henry Ford purchased several exquisite Italian violins, including this one by Nicolo Amati. Amati's grandfather Andrea founded the Cremona school of violinmaking in the 16th century. During Nicolo Amati?s working life, the Amati workshop produced some of the finest violins in Europe and trained many apprentices, possibly including the young Antonio Stradivari.


  • Title: Violin by Nicolo Amati, 1647
  • Creator: Amati, Nicolo, 1596-1684
  • Date Created: 1647
  • Location: Italy, Cremona
  • Subject Keywords: Violins, Stringed instruments, Musical instruments, Verge, Jean
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=282969
  • Object Name: Violin
  • Object ID: 33.250.3
  • Image ID: THF107780
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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