This sale includes numerous fine Italian and French instruments and some fine French bows. Highlights include a violin by Santo Serafin, made in Venice circa 1740, and the ‘Saint Paul’ violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, made in Paris in 1870 as a copy of the ‘Messiah’ Stradivari.
The head and neck of this instrument are original to this violin, not later work as suggested in the catalogue description.
The scroll of this violin is not original, as stated in the printed catalogue
Lot 39 is withdrawn from our sale.
This bow is also sold with a copy certificate of Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, dated 21st February 1970
Lot 69 is withdrawn from our sale.
The circa date for this lot should read 1835 and not as stated in the printed catalogue
This lot has been included in the sale after the publication of the catalogue. This lot is sold subject to our conditions of Business for Buyer's, Authenticity Guarantee and all additional terms which are set out at the back of the sale catalogue and our Conditions of Business for Sellers, which are available from Sotheby's on request.
RICHARD GRUNKE (B DEMBINKI, POLAND, 1930; FL BUBENREUTH)
A GOLD-MOUNTED CELLO BOW
BUBENREUTH, CIRCA 1970
octagonal stick, the ebony frog with gold rings and pearl eyes, the adjuster with two gold bands stamped Richard Grunke on the handle.
1,200 GBP - 1,600 GBP