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Checklists of

I.  Bowed and Plucked Stringed Instruments

II.  Labels, Parts, Patterns, and Tools

Made in Cremona, Italy

(in chronological order)

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NMM 3351.  Violoncello by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538

NMM 3351.  Violoncello, The King, by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 3366.  Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560

NMM 3366.  Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 3370.  Viola by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560

NMM 3370.  Viola by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560. Ex colls.: C. B. Lutyens, Amwell Grove, England; Hope Hambourg; E. R. Voigt, London. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 5260.  Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574

NMM 5260.  Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574. Ex colls.: William Corbett, London; William Marshall; Hester S. Bowles; Richard Bennett, Lancashire; W. E. Hill & Sons, London. Rawlins Fund, 1991.

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NMM 14470.  Violin, The King Henry IV, by Antonio and Girolamo Amati, Cremona, ca. 1595

NMM 14470. Violin, The King Henry IV, by Antonio and Girolamo Amati, Cremona, ca. 1595. Ex colls.:  King Henry IV, France; Francois de Bassompierre and family, France; Jean Baptiste Cartier, Paris; George Hart, London; Royal de Forest Hawley, Hartford, Connecticut; Albert Hastings Pitkin, Hartford; Lyon & Healy, Chicago; Edmund V. Bukolt, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; The Copernicus Cultural Foundation, Chicago. Purchase funds gift of Kevin Schieffer, Sioux Falls, 2010.

NMM T-18.  Violin pattern attributed to Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 18th century.

NMM T-18. Violin pattern attributed to a Cremonese workshop, 17th century. Ex colls.:  Count Cozio di Salabue; Giovanni Battista Guadagnini; Antoniazzi family; Bisiach, Milan. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

NMM 3423.  Violin by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1604

NMM 3423.  Violin by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1604. Ex coll.: E. M. W. Paul, London. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 3364.  Violin, 7/8-size, by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1609

NMM 3364. Violin, 7/8-size, by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1609.  Ex colls.: Pietro Verri, Milan; Melzi family; Bisiach, Milan. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 3361.  Violino piccolo by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1613

NMM 3361. Violino piccolo by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1613.  Ex coll.: Andrew Fountaine, London. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 3356.  Violin by Nicolo Amati, Cremona, 1628

NMM 3356. Violin by Nicolo Amati, Cremona, 1628. Ex colls.: C. J. Read, Salisbury, England; Rev. James Moore; W. H. Symes; R. E. Brandt; E. A. Willmott; Richard Bennett; George Kemp; William MacNeil Rodewald, Jr., Paris and Palm Beach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 3414. Violin, northern Italy, ca. 1660. Later belly attributed to Antonio Stradivari.

NMM 3414. Violin, northern Italy, ca. 1660. Later belly attributed to Antonio Stradivari. Ex coll.: E. M. W. Paul, London. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

NMM 3354.  Viola by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1664

NMM 3354. Viola by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1664. Ex colls.: N. H. Conte Agostino Canal, Venice; N. H. Conte Pietro Canal, Venice; N. H. Conte Giuseppe Canal, Venice; Laura di Tocco Canal, Milan; Andrea Bisiach, Milan. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 6045.  Choral mandolino, 'The Cutler-Challen,' by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1680

NMM 6045. Choral mandolino, The Cutler-Challen, by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1680. Ex coll.: Christopher Challen, Horsley-Stroud, England. Purchase funds gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Cutler, Sioux Falls, 1997.

NMM 3598.  Violin, 'The Harrison,' by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693

NMM 3598. Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693.  Ex colls.: Richard Harrison, London; Henry Hottinger, New York; Kyung-Wha Chung, London. Rawlins Fund, 1984.

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NMM 3976.  Guitar, 'The Rawlins,' by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700

NMM 3976. Guitar, The Rawlins, by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700. Ex coll.: Louis Krasner, Boston. Rawlins Fund, 1985.

NMM 4882.  Violin bow attributed to the workshop of Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, ca. 1700

NMM 4882. Violin bow attributed to the workshop of Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, ca. 1700. Ex colls.: Charles IV of Spain; W. E. Hill & Sons, London. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 1989.

NMM 10845. Bass viola da gamba, workshop of Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, ca. 1730. Converted into a violoncello with an adjustable neck, ca. 1835-1850. Karl and Helen Fruh Estate, Austin, Texas, 2005.

NMM 6046.  Viola by Nicola Bergonzi, Cremona, 1781

NMM 6046. Viola by Nicola Bergonzi, Cremona, 1781.  Gift of Cora Witten, Vero Beach, Florida, in memory of Laurence C. Witten (1926-1995), 1997.

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NMM 3359.  Violin, 1/2-size, by Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1793

NMM 3359. Violin, 1/2-size, by Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1793.  Ex coll.: Bisiach, Milan. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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NMM 4900.  Violin by Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona, ca. 1800

NMM 4900. Violin by Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona, ca. 1805-1810.  Gift of J. Laiten Weed Estate, Yankton, South Dakota, 1990.


II.  Cremonese Labels, Parts, Patterns, and Tools

Salabue-Fiorini-DeWit-Herrmann collection of violinmakers' labels. Virtually complete for important Italian makers of the 17th-19th centuries, the collection of labels was begun no later than 1804 by Count Ignazio Alessandro Cozio de Salabue who bought Stradivari's workshop materials from the heirs. There are more than 250 Italian labels, including five by the Amati family, eleven by the Guarneri, twenty-three by the Guadagnini, and eight by the Stradivari. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-73. Viola neck by Andrea Amati. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-018. Violin upper bout by Nicolo Amati, Cremona. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-031 A & B. Bassetto top and bottom blocks by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1669. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

T-1. Eight clamps for bass or contrabass instrument, Italy, late 17th/early 18th-century. Stamped with Antonio Stradivariís brand. Ex colls: Ceruti family; Petro Grulli; Soresini; Andrea Cortese; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

T-18. Violin pattern attributed to a Cremonese workshop, 17th century. Names inscribed on pattern: Nicolo Amati, Hieronymus Amati II, and Antonio Stradivari. Ex colls.: Count Cozio di Salabue; Giovanni Battista Guadagnini; Antoniazzi family; Bisiach, Milan. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-027. Violin bottom block by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715. From the Titian violin. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-026. Violin top block by Guarneri del Gesu, Cremona, 1733. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-025. Violin top block by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1734. From the Ames violin. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-023. Violin bottom block by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1736. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-029. Viola bottom block by Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1773. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-071. Violin fingerboard and neck by Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona, 1805. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

SA-020. Violin top block by Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona. Ex colls.: Emil Herrmann; Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

T-5. Caliper, 18th century. Used in the shops of Lorenzo Storioni, Giovanni Battista Ceruti, G. Antoniazzi, and Stefano Scarampella. Ex coll.: Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

T-6. Divider, late 17th/early 18th century. Cut down for violin use. Used in the shops of Lorenzo Storioni, Giovanni Battista Ceruti, G. Antoniazzi, and Stefano Scarampella. Ex coll.: Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

T-8. Sound-post setter, late 17th/early 18th century. Used in the shops of Lorenzo Storioni, Giovanni Battista Ceruti, G. Antoniazzi, and Stefano Scarampella. Ex coll.: Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

T-10. Purfling groove cutter, late 17th/early 18th century. Used in the shops of Lorenzo Storioni, Giovanni Battista Ceruti, G. Antoniazzi. and Stefano Scarampella. Ex coll.: Bisiach. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

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