On Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amati_Quartet
Creation 1981
City Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Links Allmusic

The Amati instruments, two violins, a viola and a cello, were acquired in 1959, from Kindersley farmer and collector Stephen Kolbinson, who sold them to the university at the urging of his friend Murray Adaskin, then the director of the music department. The sale price was C$20,000 (equivalent to $179,000 in 2020), considerably less than their 1959 value, but both men held the deep desire that the instruments be shared with the people of Saskatchewan. In 2016, the combined value of the instruments exceeded $3 million (equivalent to $3.2 million in 2020). wikipedia