With Girolamo closes the history of the family of the Amati as Violin-makers.
The sides are a shade deeper than those of the brothers Amati.
At first, under the Amati at Cremona, he produced some violins of admirable finish, but now very rarely to be met with.
Their position must have been but little inferior to that of the Amati family.
This would be a high price for an Amati of ordinary size, but the large form increased its value.
Violins of Amati and other makers were, up to this time, obtainable at nominal prices.
There are only a very few specimens of genuine Amati violins in this country.
He has sold more Amatis in his time than Amati himself ever made.
This is very probable, and may account also for the elevated model which was adopted both by Andrew and some others of the Amati.
Of course Cutty had heard of Amati and Stradivari, master and pupil.