Antonio Amati

(c. 1540 - 1607)
AMATI, Antonio Born before 1540, died 1607 Cremona Italy. Eldest son and pupil of Andrea. He and another son Hieronymus, below, are often referred to in English as ‘the Brothers Amati’. Already recorded as a luthier in 1559, he undoubtedly assisted his father in the aristocratic commissions of the 1560s and 70s. After Andrea’s death in 1577 he continued working with his younger brother Hieronymus, although a very few instruments individually labelled by the brothers do exist. He sold his interest in the business to Hieronymus in 1588, but at his death was still described in official documents as ‘Antonio de li Liuti’ and may therefore have continued in the profession, possibly as a maker

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