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Top lots from London and New York October sales

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Bonhams, Brompton’s, Ingles & Hayday and Tarisio have released the results of their October auctions. At Ingles & Hayday’s London sale a violin owned by the violinist Leila Josefovicz and catalogued as ‘probably by Michele Angelo Bergonzi’ fetched £156,000, and a Storioni viola with an estimate of £100,000–£150,000 went for £276,000.

Tarisio set the record for the highest price for a contemporary violin with the sale for $132,000 of an American violin by Joseph Curtin and Gregg Alf. The estimate was $35,000–$55,000. Another highlight from the sale was the ‘Dorothy DeLay’ Giovanni Battista Guadagnini 1778 violin, which sold for $1,390,000.

At Brompton’s’ London sale a silver-mounted violin bow by Dominique Peccatte from 1845 fetched £96,000 and a cello bow by the same maker sold for £72,000.

Highlights from Bonhams included an octagonal silver mounted violin bow of the French School, with an estimate of £3,000–£4,000, which sold for £30,000. At the same sale an Italian violin by Giovanni Grancino (pictured), fetched £158,500 on an estimate of £60,000–£80,000.

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

  

Tarisio 28 October (sale closing date), London

Instruments

1 Lot 181

An Italian violin by Girolamo Amati II, Cremona, 1710

Estimate: £200,000–£300,000 Sale price £315,750

2 Lot 180

A copy of the 'Messiah' Stradivari violin of 1716 by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1866

Estimate £100,000–£150,000 Sale price £163,200

3 Lot 177

A violin by Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1756

Estimate £55,000–£85,000 Sale price £84,000

4 Lot 176

An Italian violin attributed to Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, c.1775

Estimate £50,000–£80,000 Sale price £60,000

5 Lot 173

An Italian violin by Jacob Horil, Rome, c.1750

Estimate £30,000–£50,000 Sale price £51,100

6 Lot 172

A French violin by François Louis Pique, Paris, 1788

Estimate £20,000–£30,000 Sale price £48,000

7 Lot 174

An Italian violin by Giuseppe Ornati, Milan, 1921

Estimate £35,000–£50,000 Sale price £42,000

8 Lot 52

An English viola by Daniel Parker, London, c.1717

Estimate £35,000–£50,000 Sale price £41,300

9 Lot 169

A French violin by Frédéric Chaudiere, Montpellier, 1992

Estimate £18,000–£25,000 Sale price £28,800

10 Lot 51

An Italian viola made by or under the direction of Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan, c.1770

Estimate £30,000–£50,000 Sale price £28,200

 

Bows

1 Lot 99

A French violin bow by Eugene Sartory

Estimate £25,000–£40,000 Sale price £36,000

2 Lot 39

A French viola bow by Eugene Sartory

Estimates: £18,000–£25,000 Sale price £35,400 

3 Lot 22

A French cello bow by Charles Peccatte

Estimate £16,000–£23,000 Sale price £20,400 

4 Lot 98

A French violin bow by Nicolas Maire

Estimate £15,000–£22,000 Sale price £20,400

5 Lot 23

A French cello bow by Joseph Henry

Estimate £18,000–£25,000 Sale price £15,340

6 Lot 20

A French cello bow by Andre Vigneron fils

Estimate £7,000–£10,000 Sale price £10,800

7 Lot 18

A French cello bow by Victor Fetique

Estimate £4,000–£6,000 Sale price £9,600

8 Lot 21

A French cello bow by Etienne Pajeot

Estimate £9,000–£13,000 Sale price £8,260

9 Lot 96

A French violin bow by Claude Thomassin

Estimate £6,000–£9,000 Sale price £7,800

10 Lot 95

An American violin bow by Henryk Kaston

Estimate £5,000–£8,000 Sale price £7,200 

 

Lots offered 181

Value of lots sold £1,524,054

Percentage sold 81.4

 

 

Tarisio 17 October (sale closing date), New York

Instruments

1 Lot 296

An Italian violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1778

Estimate $800,000–$1,200,000 Sale price $1,390,000

2 Lot 295

An Italian violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1838

Estimate $380,000–$550,000 Sale price $475,750

3 Lot 72

An Italian cello by Giovanni Grancino, Milan, c. 1701

Estimate $430,000–$600,000 Sale price $495,900

4 Lot 294

A French violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1872

Estimate $150,000–$220,000 Sale price $228,000

5 Lot 287

An American violin by Joseph Curtin & Gregg Alf, Ann Arbor, 1985

Estimate $35,000–$55,000 Sale price $132,000

6 Lot 71

An Italian cello by Nicolo Bianchi, Genoa, 1870

Estimate $120,000–$180,000 Sale price $141,600

7 Lot 290

An Italo-American violin by Simone Fernando Sacconi, Point Lookout, 1950

Estimate $60,000–$90,000 Sale price $94,400

8 Lot 69

An American cello by Carl Becker Sr., Chicago, 1941

Estimate $60,000–$90,000 Sale price $84,000

9 Lot 70

An Italian cello, Bologna, c.1700, ascribed to Carlo Tononi

Estimate $70,000–$100,000 Sale price $81,000

10 Lot 289

An Italian violin, attributed to Francesco Gobetti, Venice, c.1720

Estimate $50,000–$80,000 Sale price $72,000

 

Bows

1 Lot 57

A French cello bow by Dominique Peccatte

Estimate $50,000–$80,000 Sale price $78,000

2 Lot 54

A French cello bow by Eugene Sartory, 1939

Estimate $20,000–$30,000 Sale price $66,000

3 Lot 56

A French cello bow by Dominique Peccatte

Estimate $25,000–$20,000 Sale price $29,500

4 Lot 186

A French violin bow by Charles Peccatte

Estimate $15,000–$22,000 Sale price $28,800

5 Lot 55

A French cello bow by François Xavier Tourte

Estimate $20,000–$30,000 Sale price $25,960

6 Lot 188

A French violin bow by Eugene Sartory

Estimate $15,000–$22,000 Sale price $21,600

7 Lot 168

A violin bow, ascribed to Dominique Peccatte

Estimate $4,000–$6,000 Sale price $21,600

8 Lot 190

A French violin bow by Dominique Peccatte

Estimate $15,000–$22,000 Sale price $19,200

9 Lot 187

A French violin bow by Eugene Sartory

Estimate $15,000–$22,000 Sale price $19,200

10 Lot 87

A French viola bow by Emile Auguste Ouchard

Estimate $10,000–$15,000 Sale price $18,000

 

Lots offered 296

Value of lots sold $5,456,954

Percentage sold 90.6

 

 

Brompton's 28 October, London

Instruments

1 Lot 41

An Italian violin by Januarius Gagliano, Naples, 1774

Estimate £60,000–£100,000 Sale price £108,000

2 Lot 51

An Italian violin by Leandro Bisiach, Milan, 1897

Estimate £30,000–£40,000 Sale price £43,200

3 Lot 110

An Italian violin by Felix Mori Costa, Parma, 1807

Estimate £40,000–£60,000 Sale price £60,000

4 Lot 118

An Italian viola by Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi, Milan, 1767

Estimate £150,000–£200,000 Sale price £180,000

5 Lot 135

An English cello by John Betts, London circa 1800

Estimate £18,000–£25,000 Sale price £33,600 

6 Lot 138

An Italian cello, probably by Giovanni Tedesco, Naples, c.1910

Estimate £30,000–£40,000 Sale price £40,800

7 Lot 148

An Italian cello, School of Gofriller, Venice First Quarter of the 18th Century

Estimate £30,000–£40,000 Sale price £36,000

8 Lot 151

An Italian cello by Joseph & Antonio Gagliano, Naples, c.1800

Estimate £70,000–£100,000 Sale price £96,000

9 Lot 152:

A cello possibly by a member of the Sgarabotto family

Estimate £15,000–£20,000 Sale price £36,000

10 Lot 266

An Italian violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1684

Estimate £200,000–£300,000 Sale price £240,000

 

Bows

1 Lot 23

A silver-mounted violin bow by Dominique Peccatte, Paris, 1845

Estimate £80,000–£100,000 Sale price £96,000

2 Lot 205

A French cello bow by Dominique Peccatte

Estimate £60,000–£80,000 Sale price £72,000

3 Lot 174

A Fine Silver-Mounted Violin Bow by N. Maline, Paris circa 1860

Estimate £8,000–£12,000 Sale price £16,800 

4 Lot 200

A Fine Silver-Mounted Cello Bow by P. Simon, Paris circa 1855

Estimate £12,000–£18,000 Sale price £10,800

5 Lot 211

A Fine French Silver-Mounted Cello Bow

Estimate £7,000–£10,000 Sale price £8,400

6 Lot 4

A Fine Silver-Mounted French Violin Bow by A. Lamy

Estimate £6,000–£10,000 Sale price £7,200

7 Lot 193

A Fine Silver-Mounted Viola Bow by Louis Gillet

Estimate £5,000–£8,000 Sale price £7,200

8 Lot 195

A Nickel and Ivory-Mounted Viola Bow, School of Maire

Estimate £4,000–£6,000 Sale price £4,800

9 Lot 17

A French Silver-Mounted Violin Bow by Emile and E. A. Ouchard

Estimate £3,000–£5,000 Sale price £4,560

10 Lot 1

A Fine Silver-Mounted Violin Bow by F. N. Voirin

Estimate £4,000–£6,000 Sale price £4,200

 

Lots offered 286

Value of lots sold £2,018,400.00 (figure includes the sale value of one instrument listed in the sale catalogue but sold by private treaty)

Percentage sold 65

 

 

Bonhams 30 October, London

Instruments

1 Lot 67

An Italian violin by Giovanni Grancino, Milan, c.1690–1700

Estimate £60,000–£80,000 Sale price £158,500

2 Lot 230

A violin by Joannes Franciscus Pressenda, Torino, 1840

Estimate £120,000–£150,000 Sale price £134,500

3 Lot 191

A French violin probably by Nicolas Lupot, Paris, 1805

Estimate: £60,000–£80,000 Sale price £62,500

4 Lot 48

A violin by Leandro Bisiach, Milan, 1904

Estimate £30,000–£40,000 Sale price £42,500

5 Lot 229

A violin attributed to Leandro Bisiach, Milan, 1890

Estimate £20,000–£30,000 Sale price £37,500

6 Lot 47

A violin by Eugenio Degani Venice, 1890

Estimate £20,000–£30,000 Sale price £33,750

7 Lot 66

An Italian violin by Eugenio Degani, Venice, 1894

Estimate £20,000–£25,000 Sale price £25,000

8 Lot 74

A viola ascribed to A.N. Bartl(Partl), Vienna

Estimate £4,000–£6,000 Sale price £20,000

9 Lot 19

A violin by Giulio Degani, Venice, 1901

Estimate £15,000–£20,000 Sale price £18,750

10 Lot 19

A Violin by Giulio Degani, Venice, 1901

Estimate £15,000–£20,000 Sale price £18,750

 

Bows

1 Lot 90

An octagonal silver mounted violin bow of the French School

Estimate £3,000–£4,000 Sale price £30,000

2 Lot 85

A silver mounted violin bow by E. Sartory, Paris

Estimate: £8,000–£12,000 Sale price £15,000

3 Lot 81

A silver mounted violin bow by C. Thomassin A Paris

Estimate: £4,000–£6,000 Sale price £7,000

4 Lot 149

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

Estimate £2,000–£3,000 Sale price £4,000

5 Lot 151

A part silver mounted viola bow by W.E. Hill & Sons, London

Estimate £2,000–£3,000 Sale price £3,500

6 Lot 112

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

Estimate £2,500–£3,500 Sale price £3,125 

7 Lot 117

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

Estimate £2,500–£3,500 Sale price £3,000

8 Lot 98

A gold mounted violin bow attributed to E. Sartory, Paris

Estimate: £2,000–£3,000 Sale price £3,000

9 Lot 120

A silver mounted violin bow by James Tubbs, London

Estimate: £2,000–£3,000 Sale price £3,000 

10 Lot 91

A silver mounted violin bow by C.N. Bazin

Estimate: £2,000–£3,000 Sale price £3,000

 

Lots offered 246

Value of lots sold £940,075

Percentage sold 56.91%

 

 

Ingles & Hayday 29 October, London

Instruments:

1 Lot 87

A cello by David Tecchler, Rome, 1705

Estimate: £300,000–£500,000 Sale price £336,000

2 Lot 63

A viola by Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1787

Estimate: £100,000–£150,000 Sale price £276,000

3 Lot 138

A violin by the circle of Carlo Bergonzi, Cremona, c.1730

Estimate £180,000–£250,000 Sale price £264,000

4 Lot 139

A violin by Francesco Rugeri, Cremona, c.1690

Estimate £150,000–£200,000 Sale price £192,000

5 Lot 32

A violin probably by Michele Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, c.1750

Estimate: £100,000–£150,000 Sale price £156,000

6 Lot 126

A violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, c.1675

Estimate £60,000–£80,000 Sale price £84,000

7 Lot 24

A violin by Giuseppe and Antonio Gagliano, Naples, 1790

Estimate £50,000–£80,000 Sale price £60,000

8 Lot 86

A cello by Vincenzo Panormo, London, c.1800

Estimate £25,000–£35,000 Sale price £36,000

9 Lot 20

A violin by Vincenzo Postiglione, Naples, 1910

Estimate £12,000–£18,000 Sale price £33,600

10 Lot 26                 

A violin by Giovanni Pistucci, Naples, c.1900

Estimate £20,000–£30,000 Sale price £28,800                 

 

Bows

1 Lot 54

A gold and tortoiseshell-mounted exhibition violin bow, after F. X. Tourte, Paris, 1900

Estimate £15,000–£20,000 Sale price £42,000

2 Lot 55

A gold and tortoiseshell-mounted violin bow by Victor Fétique, Paris, c.1925

Estimate £8,000–£12,000 Sale price £19,200                 

3 Lot 53

A Silver-mounted Violin Bow by Eugène Sartory, Paris, c.1910

Estimate £8,000–£12,000 Sale price £13,200                 

4 Lot 56

A silver and tortoiseshell-mounted violin bow by Victor Fétique, Paris, c.1920

Estimate £6,000–£8,000 Sale price £12,000                 

5 Lot 98                 

A silver-mounted double bass bow by Eugéne Sartory, Paris, c.1900

Estimate £5,000–£8,000 Sale price £10,800

6 Lot 91

A silver-mounted violin bow by Joseph Alfred Lamy, Paris, c.1910

Estimate £6,000–£8,000 Sale price £9,000 

7 Lot 96

A silver-mounted cello bow by André Richaume, Paris, c.1962

Estimate £6,000–£8,000 Sale price £8,400

8 Lot 101

A silver-mounted violin bow by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, c.1850

Estimate £5,000–£7,000 Sale price £7,200

9 Lot 90

A silver-mounted violin bow by Hippolyte Camille Lamy, Paris, c.1920

Estimate £4,000–£6,000 Sale price £7,200

10 Lot 38

A silver-mounted viola bow by James Tubbs, London, c.1900

Estimate £2,000–£3,000 Sale price £4,560

             

 

Lots offered 140

Value of lots sold £2,111,760

Percentage sold 63

 

 

Photos Brompton’s Auctioneers Ltd (bow); Bonhams (violin)

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