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Amati first online auction top ten sales

Thursday, 07 November 2013

Eleven weeks after launching its online auction division, Amati has announced the results of its first sale. Among the highlights was the sale of a cello (pictured) by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, c.1820, which sold for £124,000, just above its estimate. A silver-mounted cello bow by Nicolas Simon, presented to Amati in a case alongside the Lot 54 Barzoni cello, sold for £11,172 on an estimate of £3,000–£5,000.

Below are the top ten lots from the sale. All sale prices include buyer’s premium.

 

Amati 31 October (sale closing date), London

Instruments

1 Lot 55

An Italian cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, c.1820

Estimate £100,000–£120,000 Sale price £124,000

2 Lot 40

A violin by Camillus Camilli, Mantua, c.1740

Estimate £30,000–£50,000 Sale price £24,800

3 Lot 32           

A violin by Richard Tobin, London, c.1830

Estimate £8,000–£12,000 Sale price £8,680

4 Lot 49

An English cello by Thomas Kennedy, London, c.1820

Estimate £6,000–£8,000 Sale price £7,564

5 Lot 17

An 18th Century Italian violin, probably Milan

Estimate £5,000–£7,000 Sale price £5,828

6 Lot 1           

A violin by Ch. J. B. Collin-Mezin, Paris, 1885

Estimate £1,000–£1,500 Sale price £5,052

7 Lot 54           

A French cello Barzoni

Estimate £1,000–£1,500 Sale price £4,290.40

8 Lot 57           

A cello, probably English

Estimate £300–£500 Sale price £3,192

9 Lot 50           

An English cello by W. T. Thickett, 1952

Estimate £2,200–£2,400 Sale price £3,038

10 Lot 36

A violin by Ch. J. B. Collin-Mezin Fils, 1905

Estimate £2,200–£2,600 Sale price £2,480

 

Bows

 

1 Lot 59

A silver-mounted cello bow by Nicolas Simon (Simon F. R.), Paris, c.1840

Estimate £3,000–£5,000 Sale price £11,172.40

2 Lot 89

A silver-mounted viola bow, France

Estimate £200–£400 Sale price £8072.40

3 Lot 85

A silver-mounted violin bow by James Tubbs, London

Estimate £100–£200 Sale price £548.20

4 Lot 67           

A silver-mounted violin bow by W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Estimate £2000–£4000 Sale price £2322.00

5 Lot 83           

A silver-mounted violin bow by W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Estimate £2000–£3000 Sale price £2232.00

6 Lot 69           

A gold-mounted violin bow by Frank Passa

Estimate £400–£600 Sale price £1812.00

7 Lot 60           

A silver-mounted cello bow by P. Hel, Lille

Estimate £1000–£1500 Sale price £1240.00

8 Lot 90           

A silver-mounted viola bow by Daniel Moinel

Estimate £500–£800 Sale price £892.80

9 Lot 73           

A silver-mounted violin bow by Karel van der Meer

Estimate £500–£700 Sale price £496.00

10 Lot 74           

A nickel-mounted violin bow, School of Bazin

Estimate £300–£500 Sale price £372.00

 

Lots offered 122

Total Value Sold £247,766.16

Percentage sold 61

 

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COMMENTS
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Donald MacDonald

I know that Carlo Giuseppe Testore was a master craftsman but he must also have mastered the after-life to make a cello in 1820 as he was born in 1660!

14:33 - Saturday, 12 April 2014

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